Although the deadline for seeking a claim is not until April of 2014, Attorney General Strange urged anyone with potential claims not to delay and miss an opportunity to see if they are eligible for compensation.
Strange stated that questions regarding eligibility can be directed to the claims program at (886) 992-6174 or by visiting the program website at www.deepwaterhorizonsettlements.com .
The Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill litigation trial began today in the U.S. District Court in New Orleans, the Eastern District of Louisiana.
The case considers compensation requests from businesses or residents in all parts of the U.S. with personal holdings in the Gulf Coast affected areas.
The first phase will be focused on the causes of the Deepwater Horizon accident, who should be held responsible and the degree of responsibility.
Rupert Bondy, Group General Counsel for British Petroleum (BP) said,“We have always been open to settlements on reasonable terms. We have always been prepared to defend our case at trial. Faced with demands that are excessive and not based on reality or the merits of the case, we are going to trial. We have confidence in our case and in the legal team representing the company and defending our interests.”
Judge Carl J. Barbier is presiding over the trial.
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