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Tomorrow is the Deadline for Transocean Claims

Wednesday is the deadline to file claims against Transocean Ltd. in court and the deadline to file a special form that will enroll people in the litigation against BP and other companies involved in the April 20, 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and the ensuing three-month oil gusher.

While people in theory have several years to file claims in the consolidated litigation against BP and the other defendants, attorneys and consumer advocates say that filing by April 20 gives people the most options because the filing would include Transocean. Filing by April 20 also opens the possibility of collecting punitive damages, should they ultimately be awarded, because punitive damages are available under maritime law.

There’s no filing fee to file a short-form joinder in court, and people can file without a lawyer at

If you would like the assistance from an Oil Spill Attorney, please fill out the form to the right.

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