Oil spill clean up chemical possibly enhanced environmental hazards

The chemical used to clean up the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill may have created additional environmental concerns, CBC News reported on December 29.

Research proved that the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon incident may have been more harmful than the oil spill itself. Because of this, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia environmentalist and No Rigs Coalition founder John Davis is concerned about the use of this same chemical in Nova Scotia.

The cleanup used around 6.8 million liters of the chemical Corexit 9500A, which when mixed with crude oil, was discovered by some scientists to be 52 times more dangerous than oil alone to microscopic plankton-like organisms called rotifers.

The effects of the BP oil spill are prevalent and widespread today – people and businesses, as well as the environment, have all suffered. If you need legal assistance filing a claim related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, call the attorneys of Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 today.


Supreme Court rejects BP’s appeal without ado

On December 8, the United States Supreme Court rejected a plea made by oil giant BP Plc to reopen a settlement deal made in 2012 that required the company to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to the victims of the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in the case of BP Exploration & Production, Inc. v. Lake Eugene Land & Development, Inc., SCOTUSblog reported.

The dismissal was issued without comment or dissent from any of the justices. The case sought to delay lower court actions which would have BP pay over $600 billion for economic damages to claimants who allegedly lack any empirical evidence that the damages incurred by their properties were directly caused by the massive oil spill.

If you are among those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Kherkher by calling (888) 220-0640. We may be able to help you pursue a case against BP for the financial compensation you believe you deserve.


Williams Kherkher’s December 2014 Oil Spill Claim Newsletter Now Available

Williams Kherkher‘s most recent BP oil spill claim newsletter was released on December 12th. Covering issues such as the Supreme Court’s denial of BP’s appeal and BP’s PR campaign, the firm’s latest newsletter includes information that is sure to be helpful to both current and potential claimants. To read the newsletter in full, click here.


Two Florida universities to study Gulf of Mexico oil spill

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Nova Southeastern University, two universities in South Florida, have recently received $29 million and $8.5 million, respectively, to study the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill which occurred when London-based oil giant BP Plc’s oil rig exploded back in 2010.

The money is included in the $500 million, 10-year independent research program that BP initiated in May 2010 as part of its cleanup efforts.

The explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 claimed the life of 11 workers and spilled over 200 million gallons of oil within a period of 87 days, making the event the biggest oil spill the U.S. has ever experienced. The environment and related businesses are still recovering.

If you are looking to file a BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill claim, entrust your cause with our attorneys at the Williams Kherkher Law Group and contact one of our knowledgeable and experienced lawyers by dialing (800) 220-9341 today.


Award-winning documentary about BP oil spill released

A new film about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that transpired when London-based oil giant BP’s Macondo well exploded in April 2010, called The Great Invisible, is currently showing in select cinemas in New York and Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter stated.

According to Peabody Award-winning director Margaret Brown, her documentary was done in a span of four years wherein she interviewed Deepwater Horizon crew members who survived the initial blast, local residents whose homes or businesses were affected by the spill, BP settlement lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, and BP’s executives and primary officials.

The Great Invisible premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize. It then got sponsored by distribution company Radius-TWC (Citizenfour, 20 Feet from Stardom), which has claimed it as an Oscars contender.

If you have suffered losses due to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Kherkher, so we can help you file for financial compensation from BP. Call our offices today at (888) 220-0640 to set up an appointment with us.


Juneau defends his actions as BP asks for his removal

Court-appointed Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims administrator Patrick Juneau said in a filing with the United States Supreme Court that he has process and granted claims awards according to the settlement guidelines, despite BP’s allegations that he misinterpreted the settlement, The Times-Picayune reported on October 7.

The filing was in response to BP’s September request to a federal judge to have Juneau removed as claims administrator, alleging that Juneau did not report a conflict of interest. In fact, BP wants the settlement to be thrown out entirely, as the company believes many people and businesses were given awards even though their losses were not related to the oil spill.

The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon led to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, affecting many businessmen and residents living and working nearby. If you are among those affected by the oil spill, get in touch with our attorneys at the Williams Kherkher by dialing (888) 220-0640 today.


Lamar County, MS expected to receive 45 mil from BP

Records of BP Deepwater Horizon Court Supervised Settlement Program (CSSP) show that a total of 137 businesses and individuals in Lamar County, Mississippi have already filed economic loss claims with the London-based oil giant.

The settlement program started evaluating claims on June 4, 2012 and will tentatively continue with the process until the spring of 2015.

CSSP has yet to set the claim filing deadline. Officials are encouraging businesses and individuals who may have been affected by the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to undergo eligibility evaluation for compensation packages as soon as possible.

Should BP pay all 137 claims and no further claims are added to the list, Lamar County will be receiving $45,000,000 within the next two years. Six claims have been paid to date; individual settlements are averaging $333,000.

If you need legal help with filing or appealing your rejected BP oil spill claims, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Kherkher by calling our offices today at (800) 220-9341.


Recreational anglers lost $585M in potential earnings during BP oil spill year

A recent University of Florida study showed that recreational anglers who fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost $585 million in potential earnings due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, making the group potentially eligible for financial compensation from BP, Highlands Today reported on September 17.

In the same vein, BP agreed in 2012 to pay $2.3 billion to commercial fishermen, seafood boat captains and crew, seafood vessel owners, and oyster leaseholders.

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member Sherry Larkin said the monetary losses of recreational anglers were significant and noted that trustees could attempt to ask for compensation for all users of the Gulf, a public resource, due to the massive effect the oil spill had on fisheries.

Williams Kherkher has successfully filed claims against BP in regards to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and may be able to help you. Call our offices at (888) 220-0640 today to discuss your claim and legal options.


UK calls for fair treatment of BP in appeals court

The government of the United Kingdom suggested to the United States Supreme Court that it review appeals court rulings against London-based oil magnate BP Plc over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill fiasco that resulted in one of the most massive class action cases in America, Reuters reported on September 7.

The British government stated that the manner in which BP is being treated by the American courts is undermining the trust necessary for healthy and fruitful international commerce.

BP’s offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which is located off the coast of Louisiana, exploded on April 20, 2010, causing oil to spew into the Gulf of Mexico. The company, now supported by the U.K., believes that compensation is now unfairly extending to parties who were not affected by this incident.

If you live near the Gulf area and your business and way of life has been affected by the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, you have the right to be compensated for your troubles. Turn to the attorneys at Williams Kherkher by dialing (888) 220-0640 to acquire legal assistance today.


Fed. gov’t to pay almost $1M for costs related to BP oil spill trial

United States Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan of New Orleans ordered the federal government to assist in paying for nearly half of the the $1.67 million in court costs related to the trial of 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to reports by nola.com

Shushan ordered the U.S. government to pay $839,581 on on Monday, August 18 because it acted as a plaintiff during the first and second phases of the civil trial. The U.S. government collaborated up with the plaintiffs’ steering committee which is comprised of attorneys who represent residents and businesses affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The first phase of the civil trial, concluded in April 2013, had been all about finding out whom among the BP management and its contractors had been responsible for the April 20, 2010 explosion.

The second phase of the trial sought to find out exactly how much gallons of oil spilled in the Gulf. They concluded that the spill totaled 176 million gallons, enough to fill 266 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The final phase, set to begin January of 2015, will determine the penalties BP must pay. If you have been affected by the spill, be sure to call our attorneys of the Williams Kherkher Law Group at 800-220-9341 to see if you might qualify for compensation related to this incident.


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