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British Petroleum has paid 18,000 claims along the Gulf Coast totaling more than $48 million. Darryl Willis, the BP vice president overseeing the claims process, said on Sunday that the oil giant had received 37,000 claims so far and is prepared to pay them all.
The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20th that killed 11 people and injured 17 others, is the biggest oil spill since the Exxon Valdez disaster off the Alaska coast in 1989.
Originally posted by supaflyrobby
reply to post by Digital_Reality
Situations like this I always find to be problematic because the legal system (particularly in the realm of civil litigation) is about 90 percent opportunism and 10 percent justice.
Plus, any issue that has anything to do with environmental concerns is enough to give some 1960's burnout a month worth of wet dreams. People can't think rationally when they are overcome with emotional attachments.
Originally posted by theuhstuf
yeah... all i can say is that is chicken feed:
$10 BILLION promised to share holders.