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This week a 1.1 billion settlement with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HESI) was announced by the BP Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation. The HESI settlement is in part to Halliburton’s role in the incident being found criminally negligent; and in a further attempt to make things right for the Gulf Coast, the settlement was approved. Judge Carl A Barbier will oversee the settlement and continues to have an active role in the ongoing Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement.
While we are not attorneys, we feel it is important to keep all affected claimants informed, and to ensure that they receive all of the information they are entitled to in a timely manner. As always, we continue to be advocates for victims of the BP oil disaster, we have been there since the beginning when the disaster happened in April of 2010.
If you were denied previously, you may still be eligible.
The HESI Settlement includes two classes:
1) Individuals and businesses that are class members in the existing Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement. We were disappointed to see that businesses and individuals who received “quick pays” in the beginning were excluded. We continue to seek justice for those individuals. Many were unfairly coerced into accepting a settlement that may have solved some economic issues short term; but I have heard from many of those same individuals that the compensation they received was far less than what they should have received. Unfortunately, many of those people who received “quick pays” had to take the payments. The only other option was to lose their businesses or homes. Sadly for many, that happened anyway. We continue to seek justice for those victims.
2) Any “individual” business (including fishermen and charter boat operators), property owner, or governmental entity (excluding both state and federal government) that is proven to have Robins Dry Dock standing under General Maritime Law.
This particular settlement applies to commercial fishermen and charter boat operators that were in business at any time between April 20, 2009 and April 18, 2012; property owners, businesses and local governments that had oil touch their real estate or personal property any time between April 20, 2010 and April 18, 2012; and individuals that fished or hunted in specified areas and depended on their catch for subsistence, barter or trade” (CNBC, September 2, 2014).
Exclusions to the HESI Settlement:
(1) Any New Class Member who timely and properly elects to opt out of the New Class under the procedures established by the Court?.
(2) Defendants in MDL 2179, and individuals who are current employees of HESI, or who were employees of HESI during the Class Period.
(3) The Court, including any sitting judges on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, their law clerks serving during the pendency of MDL 2179, and any immediate family members of any such judge or law clerk.
(4) Governmental Organizations as defined in Section 5.
(5) Any Natural Person or Entity who or that made a claim to the GCCF, was paid, and executed a valid GCCF Release and Covenant Not to Sue, provided, however, that a GCCF Release and Covenant Not to Sue covering only Bodily Injury Claims shall not be the basis for exclusion of a Natural Person.
(6) BP Released Parties and individuals who were employees of BP Released Parties during the Class Period.
(7) Transocean and individuals who were employees of Transocean during the Class Period.
As part of the settlement process, an “Allocation Special Master” will be appointed. They will determine what portion will go to each class. The court will also develop a Distribution Model to determine the best way to distribute funds. We will provide further information as we receive it. For more information regarding the status of your existing claim or to file a new claim, please complete the form on the left hand side so that we can begin setting your claim up soon. We have been processing claims since the beginning of the disaster, and we are committed to seeing our claimants through to the end; ensuring those affected receive the compensation they deserve.
Feel free to contact us if you are unsure of your status or have any questions at 1-800-272-5246.
All claimants can check their status at any time on-line. It is not necessary to go through endless hold times or automated systems; you simply need your claimant ID and Social Security Number (or EIN number). Your attorney or Deepwater Horizon can provide you with that.
-Our clients can call us directly (941-343-8700) or (1-800-BPClaim)
-All other claimants can call DWH at 866-922-6174 to get your claimant ID or to check status
-Once you have your claimant ID #, go to deepwaterhorizoneconomicsettlement.com and follow instructions for “check my status”. You will need the last four digits of your EIN number or SS number (depending on what number you are filing with).
We feel it is important that claimants stay informed. Many claimants are frustrated with the amount of paperwork required and for the length of time the claims process takes.
BP has been rallying to gain support to gain a hearing with the Supreme Court in an effort to reduce their obligation to the Gulf Coast. They have supporters you would not expect: A Chamber of Commerce, a Watch Group out of Washington, even Ken Feinberg supported briefs that were written to dissuade the courts from hearing this case.
Mr. Feinberg was the former head of the GCCF. As most of us remember, the GCCF was such an abomination and hurt so many, which is why the Deepwater Horizon Economic Settlement was written in the first place.
The GCCF failed; Feinberg hired cronies who didn’t even know how to process claims! There were briefs written (and supported by these same individuals against the settlement) adding insult to injury for all victims of the spill; those who lost their jobs, homes, and businesses.
We at BPClaims.org continue to go to bat for all claimants. We will not stop until justice is served.
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BP tries to cut budget to slow payment of BP Claims
Patrick Juneau, the Claims Administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Settlement has stated he believes BP is attempting to slow down the BP Claims process.
Continuing to ask for budgets cuts, payment halts, and appeals, is all part of their scheme to keep as much money for themselves as possible. If you’ve been following the settlement and keeping up with the ongoing proceedings, you would know this is nothing new.
We have talked to processors and Attorneys who have seen up to a 400% spike in BP appealing claims over the last 5 weeks.
For the fourth quarter, BP has asked for a $25.5 million budget cut for the processing of BP Claims through the Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement. A few months back, they had also asked for a budget cut for the third quarter but were denied by Judge Barbier.
The budget being requested for the fourth quarter is based upon the claims administrators supported estimate of costs needed to employ enough staff to keep BP claims at the current backlog rate. Of the over 200,000 claims that have been received by the settlement there are over 88,000 that have not yet begun review.
Why is it taking so long to process BP Claims?
BP figures the more roadblocks they throw at the claimants, the more people will become frustrated and give up. They challenge the settlement and the claimants every step of the way. Juneau requested the budget to hire an additional 100 accounts to review complex Business Economic Loss Claims, but was shot down by BP. What does that mean? The claims process will continue to drag on at the current rate of processing; slow and not so steady.
The probing into the settlement conducted by Louis Freeh revealed that Brown Greer, an independent processing group hired by BP and the Plaintiffs Steering Committee, resisted the Claims Administrators Office’s efforts to create efficiencies and control costs. It is important to note that Brown Greer was negotiated into the Settlement by BP.
It has been said that Brown Greer just wants to promote the business and financial interests of their own company. Brown Greer`s monthly fee from the settlement is over 15 million dollars.
After following Brown Greer and their strategy to slow down the BP Claims process during the GCCF era, and now the BP Settlement era, one can only wonder if they are in collusion with BP, and that is why BP negotiated them into the Settlement.
You would think after the debacle that the GCCF was, that the last thing anybody would want is to leave the company that was in charge of processing the bulk of the claims in play at any capacity, but no BP insisted that their role would continue into the Settlement. BP clearly has an agenda and Brown Greer is a part of that agenda.
After seeing the writing on the wall, the BP Settlement Leadership was smart enough to bring in Postlethwaite and Netterville to assist with expediting BP Claims for the BP Settlement. This took time for them to realize, for many businesses and individuals it only exacerbated their current economic condition. Postlethwaite and Netterville has done an excellent job in processing BP Claims for the DeepWater Horizon Settlement.
Brown Greer slowed the claims process during the GCCF era, indeed forcing many people to take Quick Pays, this pattern continued into Settlement, It is because of this negligence, ineptitude, and sheer contempt, that those who were forced to take Quick Pays should be allowed to comeback to the table under the Settlement or some other apparatus. These people deserve to be made whole, not to be Victimized a second or third time by a processor that clearly has it`s own agenda, and it certainly is not helping the people of the Gulf Region.
Since Brown Greer was also involved in processing claims for the GCCF when it was in existence. Many claimants and attorneys believe they should be investigated for mishandling claims during that era. Did Brown Greer stall the claims process for the companies own interests?
Look at the history. They worked with Feinberg who was hired by BP to create the quick pay option which robbed many people of the settlements they rightfully deserved. They delayed in paying people, and that placed many in or near bankruptcy, businesses and homes were lost due to their lack of action. Those that took quick pays should be allowed back to the settlement, or at least a chance for a recalculation to compensate for actual losses.
All of this being said, this is Brown Greer`s history. In the end, the only interests they have served are their own, and BP`s.
It has been rumored that Brown Greer is attempting to take control of aspects of the BP settlement, and exude it`s influence. We have seen this firsthand, and we can tell you this it`s not helping people get paid, actually it`s quite the opposite.
Find out if you Qualify for the BP Settlement
If would you like to find out if you qualify to file a claim, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a free claim evaluation. The deadline to file all claims is vastly approaching. Call us today at 1-800-BP-CLAIM or complete the form on this page, and we will contact you within 24 hours.
Article Source: BP Claims
Author: Brittany Rader
BP Settlement News
It didn’t happen over night, and there is still work to do, but the BP Settlement is paying. As we stated a year ago, after some meetings with the top brass of the settlement in New Orleans, these people wanted to pay you, and they have started to. What Pat Juneau and David Duval inherited from the Feinberg administration was laden with layers of special interests so it took time to get the needed infrastructure in place.
Changes were needed and some positive ones have been made. The addition of the accounting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville was one change for the better. There are many more that have been made, some we are aware of and some we may never know.
BP is so upset in fact, that they are trying to rewrite the settlement. They are now appealing to the 5th circuit, using their political weight, to get their way.
Even though BP denies going to leaders in the U.K. to lobby for them with the Obama administration, don’t believe a word they say. BP has finally realized how much they may have to pay, and the numbers are staggering.
BP, from the very beginning has used a delay, deny and defend strategy common with unscrupulous insurance companies. Many got frustrated with the GCCF system and just gave up, and this was BP’s desired result. Many now realize they do qualify under the present system, and are coming back in droves.
The commercials are everywhere, many firms are accelerating marketing efforts to get a piece of the BP Claims pie. Many of these firms will charge you 25% along with multiple other hidden fees. The Judge capped it, but some lawyers have attempted to go around the order, with extra fees. Most firms are just getting into the business, but they have very little experience processing BP Settlement Claims. We hear horror stories from people every day at 1-800-BP-CLAIM. If you are a Law Firm and would like our assistance please email Brittany@BPCLAIMS.org
CPA`s and BP Claims
Many people have decided to let their CPA`s handle their BP Claims. What we are seeing here is that many of them don`t understand the terms of the settlement. The settlement is not just a plug in the numbers apparatus. There are excluded groups, causation tests, and many other factors that come into play. We are currently assisting several major CPA Firms and Law Firms, and are processing their clients BP Claims. We have found partnering with CPA firms has been very beneficial for the client. If you are a CPA Firm, and would like some information please email Sarah@BPClaims.org.
Our BP Claims Network
We have assisted people and businesses since the very beginning of this event. Our first website helped people receive aid from Catholic Charities. We have battled Feinberg and BP, and told people not to take Quickpays. We have helped people that are suffering from serious illness due to the spill, and will continue to.
Combined we have over 2 Billion Dollars worth of Claims in the BP Settlement, and we have over 300 Million dollars worth of paid claims.
If you need assistance, we are happy to assist you, or your business.
The groups within our network have a vast amount of experience and some very deep connections, and we are here to help you.
Our Fees start at 15%, there are no other hidden fees, and we don`t get paid until you do.
We will Help You with your BP Settlement.
Deepwater Horizon Settlement Claims and Thoughts
One of the best things we did recently was put up a Facebook site called DeepWater Horizon Settlement Updates. It has fostered spirited discussions, and led me to more fully understand the frustrations shared by so many. It has also educated me and others in many ways.
The Leadership of the Fund could learn a few things from the contributors, and I invite them to join the discussions.
Trending BP Settlement Conversations
- Attorneys are preparing for a mass exodus from the Settlement, especially if Claims don`t get paid soon, and I mean real soon.
- People are seeing the same patterns with the GCCF and The Settlement.
- If this continues people will be mobilizing and seeking retribution from BP
- The Media has chosen to Opt Out for the most part, and people feel there is a conspiracy going on.
- People are tired of waiting, and who can blame them.
My Thoughts on what is Trending and Beyond
- Many people have individual claims and they have been underserviced in the Settlement.
- Fact: many Attorneys and Processors prioritized their claims for the BP Settlement by dollar value and businesses went in first.
- The paperwork needed initially was to intensive, hopefully the new rules and sworn statements will help.
- People need to give the New Fund more time, but they NEED to step it up.
- The Media has not Paid enough attention to the struggles after the spill, specifically sick people.
- Data around catches is false, specifically the last news article about the rebound read it here
- We will see a full environmental collapse in some areas
- We are being fed a highly orchestrated stream of p.r. from our government, media, and BP.
- Where is Anderson Cooper when we really need him.
- People who received Quick Pays need to come back to the table.
- Medically things are much worse then we know.
- We need more time to evaluate the true environmental aftermath of the spill.
- BP is playing for time and always has been.
- For some the Settlement is wonderful, specifically businesses outside of the area directly impacted by oil.
- For others it just won`t work, people who make a living from the Gulf and folks with real Medical Issues.
- Most people don`t realize they needed to completely update their claim if it was with the GCCF for the Settlement.
- Attorneys need to be totally transparent as to where a claim is at, even with the new login that allows a claimant to see status, they still don`t know how well documented the claim is. People need to know if their claim is actually complete or were just a few papers filed as is often the case.
- The whole process needs more time, we should not be bound to 3 years per OPA because we didn`t know what actually happened until year 4 with the Valdez and that is just STUPID.
- Too many people put profit before people throughout this whole process.
I am sure there is more, but these thoughts came to the forefront, as always we will help you with your BP Settlement Claims, we can help you get to Attorneys that actually walk their talk if needed, or process your claims ourselves, and we remain committed to helping you all any way we can.
Some Good news lately, we did get a few claims paid recently, and our Calculations were less then 1% off.
Non Attorneys charge 15%, and Oil Spill Attorneys charge 25%, one way or another we will get you the help you need.
Best of Luck with your BP Settlement.
BP Property Claims and VOO Claims get first look
The DeepWater Horizon Settlement Fund has certainly made a priority of paying VOO Claims and property Claims first. With over 3,300 Notices sent out, over 3,150 are either for BP Property Claims or for VOO Charter Payment.
VOO Charter payment accounted for over 2,500 Eligibility Notices for Payment. We told you VOO Claims would be the first to get paid months ago. We have gotten VOO Claims processed and paid in under a week.
BP Claims Status Report
On September 5th the Claim Administrator Pat Juneau , made available a report on the progress and the status of the claims review process. There are serious issues that they are encountering, they are trying to develop workarounds to these issues.
BP did not seem to be amendable regarding some of the workarounds. Shortly after the report the Department of Justice came out with a statement that they would be pursuing Gross Negligence charges against BP. A few days after that The Settlement Fund came out with a notice that some document requirements would be relaxed. Hopefully BP got the message, and this will allow for more claims to be paid, and faster processing.
According to the Report many claims did not have sufficient documentation.
- 40% are missing one or more required documents
- 52% of Represented and pro se Claimants Claims were incomplete
- 48% of the claimants had claims with the GCCF that were incomplete
- 8,100 claims have been reviewed since mid-July
The numbers of Business Claims, Seafood Compensation Claims, and Individual Loss economic claims that have received an eligibility notice for payment is tragically low. This will hopefully change as the documentation guidelines have been relaxed. They needed to be.
This what we have seen through our network, VOO Claims are getting paid, many of the VOO Claims we have gotten paid had already taken Quick Pays.
Many of our larger Business Claims and those in our Network, have Claims that have gone under review. Several firms in the Network have received offers for their Business Claims, most of these offers were accepted and considered to be fair.
BP Settlement Fund has much to Do
The report went on to say that The Settlement is trying to get out letters of determination to over 30% of the Claimants by October 1. We had been told they were attempting to do this by September 10th.
We have been recently told they will be sending out letters of determination to over 3,000 by the end of the week, with approximately 1/3 of them receiving offers, in essence by October 1, over 15,000 people should know exactly where they stand.
Time is running out for the BP Settlement, I do believe the people in leadership positions have the best intentions. I also believe that they are running head long into obstructions that have been there since the GCCF, and if these obstructions are not removed very shortly the settlement may not survive.
If BP does not play ball and actually try to move the process forward, instead of hiding behind their lawyers and legal wrangling, there will be serious ramifications, whether it is through a Massive Boycott, the D.O.J, or some other mechanism. I guarantee to you, it won`t be pretty.
The BP Oil Spill was their fault not Ours. We need to hold them accountable, and We will.
Issues that need to be Addressed
Some real areas of concern right now are revolving around the environment, Oysters in Apalachicola and the surrounding areas are not spawning. We all know that Corexit is to blame, I was told BP was trying to blame it on past storms. My suggestion to BP is to take FULL responsibility for ALL of the Environmental after shocks of this Disaster.
Medical issues are continuing to worsen for many. People that were on the front lines are dying from very aggressive cancers. The National Institute of Health that has been taking samples for months, are sending out very vague letters staying very clear of linking the Oil Spill or the use of Corexit to these peoples health issues. People are dying here, we need real answers, not rhetoric.
Quick Pays, one thing I have learned form many of the people that make a living from the Gulf is that many of you have have issues reading, and many of you took Quick Pays. There is not one doubt in my mind that you were preyed upon, this issue needs to be fixed, and fixed now. With all of the issues the fisheries are having and the catches dwindling as they have, people are getting very desperate out there, and something needs to be done for them.
We will Help You
We remain committed more then ever to helping you through this process and are forging ahead with a number of entities of helping you get through this Disaster. As the process evolves so will our Strategies.
We have recently formed a relationship with a consortium of committed Oil Spill Attorneys that have a long history fighting for your rights. They specialize in BP Denied Settlement Claims, and the majority of other claims covered by the settlement, and those that are not. They are also not afraid to litigate you BP Claims.
We have also forged a relationship with an Adjuster and Accounting firm, one of the largest in the country, that specializes in BP Business Claims. They have over 300 full time CPA`s, and have retained some of the most knowledgeable people in this process.
Attorneys traditionally charge 25%
Non Attorneys charge 15%
We will Help you with your BP Claims and Beyond.
BP Settlement: Looks like BP may be ready to settle
BP Settlement News: As the February 27th trial against BP looms in the near future, BP Settlement rumors are flowing into the news. BP is looking to settle and the BP settlement amount is looking to be between 20-25 billion. This is on top of the $20 billion dollars that was used to set up the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to pay BP Claims. BP was responsible for the April 20th, 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil-rig explosion that killed 11 men and dumped enormous amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
If there is no BP Settlement, Judge Barbier will be hearing the case and without a jury to help, BP’s fate lies on his shoulders. This news comes after the new charges that claimants now look at, because Barbier decided that every claimant should pay 6% out of their BP settlement check to be put in escrow for the attorneys spending time on the multi district litigation. This initially meant that even people who are not involved in the multi district litigation will be lining the pockets of attorneys who are not representing their cases. This has since changed. Only cases at the MDL will be charged the 6%. This has taken some pressure off Judge Barbier. With the new talk of a possible 20-25 billion dollar BP settlement, people may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. A BP Settlement could be settled out before the trial, but just because they are trying to settle out does not mean that people have to settle. This will be the first of many lawsuits BP will face in the future.
Will the BP Settlement Come in Before the Trial?
If the US government and BP do not reach a BP Settlement for BP Claims then BP should prepare for court. The trial will take place in court room C268 in New Orleans, and Judge Barbier will make the decision that will affect BP’s entire future. The court room can hold around 200 people, and on February 27th it will be busting at the seams. The multi-district litigation will include the majority of claims against BP, Haliburton and Transocean. It will also include state governments, individuals and businesses who show a loss as a result of the spill, and claims between the three companies on trial. Transocean was the owner and operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig, and Haliburton was the contractor that provided the cement that was supposed to seal the well. There are 533 separate cases rolled into one big trial, and there will be more cases added before the trial date. Lawyers are still taking cases and boosting their advertisements to get as many cases in this trial as possible. A commercial fisherman from Louisiana has put in a claim of $4 million from losses from the oil spill. The GCCF did what they have done for many claims and offered out only $25,000 to George Barisich. He has refused to settle and is one of the many cases that has joined the multi-district litigation hoping to collect from the BP Settlement. Many BP Claims have gone unpaid. A BP Settlement is in BP’s best interest.
With over five hundred cases the court documents add up to more than 72 million pages. There are 303 video depositions and over 7700 exhibits in evidence. Ninety firms have worked over 230,000 hours on this case, and these are just the private sector attorneys. The Pre trial hearings are getting very interesting. The U.S .claims that BP, Transocean and Anadarko Petroleum are all accountable under the Clean Water Act. This would penalize them anywhere from 1100 per barrel split to 4300 if the spill was a result of gross negligence or willful misconduct. The US government does not feel they will have any problem proving willful misconduct from Transocean at the least. As of right now BP and Anadarko are pointing fingers at Transocean and in turn, Transocean is pointing the finger right back. If the judge awards the maximum amount, these penalties could reach 20 billion alone. BP would be better off to go ahead and agree to a BP Settlement. Regardless of the verdicts, there will be appeals and BP will not be out of the woods for a long time to come.
Morgan Stanley believes there is anywhere from a 70 to 80 percent chance of a BP Settlement, and they will pay between 20-25 billion dollars to compensate all federal claims including possible criminal penalties. This leaves a good chance that we will see a BP Settlement, and people will start getting their compensation. BP, Transocean, Haliburton, Ken Feinberg, and the GCCF are under severe scrutiny in regards to negligence that caused the oil spill, and negligence and misconduct in paying claims out to the people who suffered from the BP Oil spill. The GCCF is still being audited, and criminal charges are a great possibility. Criminal charges have not been filed as of yet but the investigations into criminal negligence will likely cause a BP Settlement as quickly as possible. The government and BP both are willing to reach an agreement on the BP Settlement, its just a numbers game at this time. BP is going to have to offer a fair BP Settlement in order for people to be happy. If they offer an unfair amount, people are going to continue to fight.
BP Settlement: GCCF Still Denying Claims
Just this week BP has denied the 11.8 million dollar claim from Gulfport. The city put a claim in for lost sales tax, over $1 million in property taxes and over $6 million in community damages. BP stated that Gulfport has not given adequate documentation of sales or property tax losses from the time of the Oil spill. BP has already tried to settle out for $76,000 with Gulfport, but the offer was rejected. The city is still hoping that the claim can be settled without having to go to court but does not understand how a bp claim was worth $76,000 and now it is not worth anything.
BP Settlement: What we can do for you
Do you qualify for a BP Settlement: Again it is important to remember that just because BP settles out does not mean you have to settle on the amount. The BP Settlement between BP and the U.S. does not mean you have to settle for a less than you deserve. BP and the GCCF have a history of giving low ball offers, and not paying people what they truly lost as a result of the oil spill. BP will have no choice but to settle out. Do not be the one who settled for less than what was deserved. We have BP claims consultants and have connected with attorneys who will help you get the compensation that is owed to you and will fight the GCCF, BP, and Ken Feinberg. We are not standing down, and are still fighting to help as many people as possible get their BP Settlement.
BP Claims Discontent Grows
People upset with the BP claims process marched on D.C. Monday as they showed their discontent towards Ken Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. The protestors were organized by former comedian/actor turned activist Dick Gregory and Art Rocker chairman of Operation People for Peace. The coalition wants President Obama to answer the needs of its members as they think Ken Feinberg and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility have not met the needs of the people affected by the BP Oil Spill.
GCCF Closes doors to BP Claims Offices
All of this is happening as the Gulf Coast Claims Facility is closing 8 more GCCF offices, making it even more difficult for people to file for their BP Claims. The people of St. Bernard Parish are rallying to keep their GCCF office open so they can file their BP Claims, receive updates and get answers. St. Bernard Parish Councilman Frank Auderer, said the fishermen “are already struggling, so we need to have an office in our area to service those people that have not been serviced yet.” Many of the people of St. Bernard Parish make a living from the resources of the Gulf of Mexico, the people of the parish for the large part have not been paid, does it really make sense for the GCCF to close their office.
There is Help for your BP Claims
We at BPClaims.org are consistently working to improve your chances of getting your BP Claims paid by the GCCF. We have helped many groups of Claims Adjusters, Consultants and Attorneys, get a better understanding of the BP Claims process. We believe you should have an option of choosing Adjusters, Consultants or to be represented by an Attorney. The choice is yours, it is our job to help to make sure what ever group you choose, they are the best at what they do, and they are. Adjusters have been getting smaller claims paid within 3 weeks of filing them with the GCCF, larger bp business claims may take longer, but are getting paid. No matter what size your claim is we have the right group to handle it.
Our Main goal has always been and Will always be to Help as many as possible.
We will help you with your BP Claims.
BP Claims the Tragic Truth
The BP Claims process was better handled by BP then the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. When BP decided to make things right for the business and individuals affected by the BP Oil Spill, they utilized the Emergency Advanced Payment system. Commonly referred to as EAP`s people scrambled to receive EAP`s from BP and many were paid. Though the EAP system was far from perfect, and many got left on the sidelines, many were indeed paid. Then the reigns of the BP Claims payment system were handed off to Ken Feinberg on November 23rd 2010. Interim payments were suppose to come from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility first. Those economically injured by the Oil Spill were filing their Interim BP Claims and Final BP Claims with the GCCF and through Attorneys. The fact is they were not paid for several months and then it was only a trickle of claims getting paid. Ken Feinberg had unveiled a new BP Claims system at Christmas time called the BP Claims Quick Pay.
The GCCF uses Quick Pays to Pay BP Claims
The BP Claims process at Christmas time morphed into the the BP Claims Quick Pay system. Instead of paying Interim and final BP claims as promised the Gulf Coast Claims Facility put all of their energies behind the Quick Pay System. After not being paid for many months, some since April when the spill began, many took these Quick Pays so they could put food on the table, save the home, or the business. The fact is that the 5k offered to individuals, and the 25k for businesses offered temporary relief for many at best. Over 100,000 people took these Quick Pays and the majority regret that now.
Interim BP Claims were Shelved
BP Claims that were promised to come first , in the form of Interim Claims, were in essence shelved in favor of getting Quick Pays paid by the GCCF. In speaking with the Attorneys that we have connected with, it was not until mid March that the first Interim claims started coming in. That is 11 months from the date of the Oil Spill. How many people and businesses have a reserve of 11 months, not many. The aftermath of those decisions by the GCCF has been felt through out the Gulf. We hear daily from people who lost their business after trying their best to keep it afloat, then lost their homes and cars, and then had to move in with in-laws or friends. Many families disbanded.
GCCF and BP Claims Dirty Tricks and Stall Tactics
We are seeing a lot of BP Claims finally being made offers, many were waiting for over 6 months, until they got into Team members hands. The one thing and probably the most troubling is that there is a reoccurring pattern, they were stalled after the GCCF, letters of deficiency were often issued, some were denied, then the GCCF would offer the businesses 25k making it seem like they were doing them a favor. This has happened over and over again, and at this point it seems to be a GCCF strategy. The GCCF is still stalling claims, and recently a BP Claims Adjuster that was working with the GCCF has gone public about her experiences while working there, and yes she along with others was told to to stall BP claims.
BP Claims Where are we at Now
BP and the GCCF are on the ropes, after over a year since the Oil Spill the truth is coming out. Whether it was the report about BP being guilty for all of its carelessness being released last week, or the audit that is coming up for the GCCF, the news is not going to be good. The BP Claims process is coming under scrutiny, the BP Claims process needs to be righted. We have seen thousands of claims come through our sites many of them have gotten help here. The GCCF is paying BP Claims that are prepared correctly. We can help you with your BP Claims.
BP Claims the Tragic Truth
BP Claims News:
BP Restaurant Claims Soaring
BP Restaurant Claims are on the rise and the financial wind fall for waiters, waitresses and the owners of restaurants affected by the BP Oil Spill continues to gain momentum. We have seem a dramatic rise in waiter and waitresses getting their BP Claims paid. From Key West to Houston and all along the Gulf Coast, waiters and waitresses seem to be some of the quickest paid by Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
BP Claims and Waiters and Waitresses
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility has been paying many of the BP Claims submitted by waiters and waitresses. I have personally seen oil spill claims for restaurant staff over 50k in recent weeks. It seems that more then any other claim, the GCCF likes to pay these claims quickly as longs as they are prepared correctly. The fact is the restaurants up and down the Gulf Coast were decimated. Many restaurants went out of business and the staff`s could not find a job elsewhere do the lack of tourism. I recently saw first hand one of our BP Claims consultants improve a waitresses claim from 12,500 dollars to 27, 500 dollars in three days.
BP Claims and Restaurant Owners.
Many restaurant owners tried to keep their restaurant afloat and reached into their own pockets to pay staff and for supplies. When their restaurants closed they were left penniless. Restaurant owners often look at their staff as an extended family and many owners did whatever they could to leave that family intact, often at their own detriment. I can`t tell you how many restaurant owners I have spoken to who have literally lost everything due to BP`s negligence. They can recoup their losses through the BP Claims process.
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BP Settlement: Insider says BP about to pay 30 Billion to settle BP Claims
BP Settlement Claims News: A BP insider reported to Reuters that BP may want to settle many its BP claims after the February trial date. The trial would solidify who was at fault for the Macondo well blow out. A recent report that was finished this week, put the blame squarely on BP`s shoulders. Halliburton and Transocean did share some of the responsibility, but due to the lack of oversight, cutting corners, and not releasing all the information to it`s partners, BP was ultimately responsible for the Gulf Disaster. report
My sources that are very involved with the litigation and the BP Claims process think that BP will make a large push to settle out as many claims as possible, before the February trial date. We are seeing BP Claims get paid at a record rate. By both Adjusters and Attorneys.
Your Claims value may have jumped exponentially
For Example: A Claim that was 7k may be worth 25k, this is because certain thresholds in the mass settlement will have to be reached. BP Claims that were 100k could conceivably go up to 300k or more. The exact formula has not yet been revealed, but sources close to the litigation, including an Attorney that we have been forwarding many of your claims to, has already uploaded all of their cases to the GCCF. Why is this happening, Punitive Damages, people and businesses that were directly affected by the Oil Spill are able to receive extra money for their losses, and this scares the heck out of BP. Hence BP is getting ready to settle now.
Why will BP try to settle its BP Claims before the February trial date.
There are multiple answers to this question.
1. The BP Claims process is about to be audited by Eric Holder at the urging of Jim Hood. In my opinion this will uncover what many of us already know. The GCCF under Feinberg was slow to pay and it preyed upon desperate people by not coming through with BP Claims interim payments in a timely manner, instead denying valid BP Claims, or giving already desperate people and Business`s Quick Pays.
In my opinion Quick Pays, having BP Claims Under review, denying valid BP Claims, where tactics that have been used as extortion to those hoping to get paid in a timely manner. I further think that though there are a lot of good people that work at the GCCF, that the top brass at the GCCF wanted to slow things down, and in fact did so. This will be revealed by the Audit, that is forthcoming and BP and the GCCF will be held accountable. Hence it pays for them to settle now before the full picture develops.
2. BP will want jurors to believe that they have indeed tried to make things right in the Gulf before the February trial date. A massive payout to claimants before the trial starts will boost the GCCF statistics and good will. The GCCF loves to point out positive statistics, the fact still remains that most of those that have been paid out have been paid out under the Quick Pay system.
3. BP needs some positive PR. The longer the events from the OIl Spill drags out, the more BP`s reputation and business practices get tarnished. If they decide to drag this out as more news comes to light surrounding how the oil spill was caused, and how people that people that were affected were largely ignored, by BP and the GCCF, it is my opinion that this could spur multiple lawsuits, mind you I am not a lawyer.
4. Mitigation, Mitigation, Mitigation, there is no good news lately for BP and they need to cut their losses, the best way for them to do so is to make some realistic offers and to get people to accept final settlements so people don`t go and sue them down the road. BP Claims punitive damages for those directly affected by the oil spill are now applicable. The forthcoming news for BP and the BP claims process is not going to be any good for BP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility.
Getting Help With your BP Claims
We have been covering the Oil Spill since it began in April, our first site was dedicated to getting people to Catholic Charities, that morphed into helping cleanup workers that were getting sick, which eventually evolved into helping people through the BP Claims process. In order to help people and business get through the BP Claims process we developed the BP Claims Dream Team. They are the best Law firms and BP Claims Adjuster firms in the country. They cover a myriad of oil spill related instances from sick and injured clean up workers to Business that had 8 figure losses. We are dedicated to you getting the help you deserve. BP Claims and Case management is done on a contingency basis, by all members of the BP Claims Dream Team. They don`t get paid until you do, and management of your case or claim starts at 15%. The Team members are getting BP Claims paid at a record pace, I expect this to go on for the next few months, but if you want to take advantage of this current trend, it is a good time to get your BP Claims paid. Please fill out the information to the right and we will begin the process.
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Article: BP Claims may settle out for 30 Billion Quickly
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