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Barbier schedules trial to hear non-class action claims

NEW ORLEANS — The federal judge who will decide whether to approve a class-action settlement of claims against BP PLC has scheduled a January 2013 trial for other claims spawned by the deadly blowout of the company’s deepwater well in the Gulf Mexico. After meeting yesterday behind closed doors with attorneys, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier scheduled the start of ...

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Hood hires ex-Attorney General Moore to handle BP oil spill claims

JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood confirmed yesterday to The Associated Press that he has hired former Attorney General Mike Moore and others to handle the state’s claims against BP PLC stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Hood hired fellow Democrat Moore, plus former state Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson and a forensic accounting firm to ...

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Judge: BP contract shields Transocean from oil spill damages

GULF OF MEXICO — The rig owner involved in drilling the ill-fated well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico and spewed more than 200 million gallons of oil will not have to pay many of the pollution claims because it was shielded in a contract with well-owner BP, a federal judge ruled. The ruling came as BP, the ...

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Feinberg to MC law students: BP claims jobs is tough

By Amy McCullough JACKSON — BP oil spill claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg told a packed audience at Mississippi College law school symposium today that his job is not an easy one. Feinberg said people ask him if he finds his law degree useful in handling the claims process. “Sometimes I think a divinity degree would be more helpful,” he said. ...

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More residents denied BP money

OCEAN SPRINGS — Denied claims for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims are rising dramatically because of a flood of new filings coming in without proper documentation or with no proof at all, the head of the $20 billion BP fund said Monday. Some 20,000 people have been told they have no right to emergency compensation, compared to about 125 ...

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BP oil spill claims: casino workers denied, restaurant workers hitting lottery

While Mississippi Gulf Coast casino workers’ BP oil spill claims for lost wages are being denied, some New Orleans restaurant workers are hitting the lottery — despite the fact that many Big Easy restaurants didn’t suffer a devastating tourism blow like Mississippi businesses. The Sun Herald reports that only three of hundreds of claims filed by casino employees have been ...

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