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BP is calling in the big guns for help mitigating claims tied to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The...

BP is calling in the big guns for help mitigating claims tied to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. The company wants British Prime Minister David Cameron to talk with U.S. officials regarding escalating payment claims, some of which BP says are "fictitious" and increasingly "absurd." The company has set aside more than $8B to cover so-called business economic losses.
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  • ploofy1
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    While I understand there are claims to be made - there are many firms here in Florida that specialize in collecting all the business folks they can to participate...their tact is to say "Hey, BP has to pay out all this money, why not get some free money...everyone else is doing it". Karma has a way of getting you later...
    16 May 2013, 06:35 AM Reply Like
  • rjj1960
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    I have personally called BP no less then 3 times telling them NOT to pay 85% of those claims, they are bogus. That event was worth 2 billion at best.
    16 May 2013, 06:54 AM Reply Like
  • rube123
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    Alabama ambulance chasers are advertising EVERY business in Alabama are entitled to a claim.



    you tube
    " BP Settlement: ALL Alabama businesses may be eligible. BP claims explained"
    16 May 2013, 07:03 AM Reply Like
  • mah6152
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    Here in Florida, lawyers are on TV saying that if you business was down, you are entitled to a claim even though you are not on the coast. This is unreal! The economy was down at the time and they are wanting BP to pick up the tab. This is in the Tampa area and we had no oil on our beaches. The lawyers want a windfall at BP's expense! Shameful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    16 May 2013, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • bdarken
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    Obama HATES the Brits & hates the law.
    (He didn't return the Churchill Bust as a decor statement)
    Cameron should make a BIG stink out of this. Public
    shame is the only thing that moves current U.S. leadership.
    16 May 2013, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • daphnex2
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    My comment is similar to BDARKEN. Perhaps with all the recent scandals BO will "be led" to jerk the chains of DOJ.
    16 May 2013, 12:21 PM Reply Like
  • Finlow
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    I would not expect much help from David Cameron.
    16 May 2013, 02:19 PM Reply Like
  • ghss44
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    It is about deep pockets, and Obama's hate speech about the rich. There is a sickness in this great Nation, that the ignorant, lazy or just unlucky are somehow entitled to the bounty of the wealthy. BP's accident was not intentional. Sh** happens. Now, some of those that seek to profit from that accident are intentionaly attempting to defraud a business. These leaches are the problem, not BP.
    16 May 2013, 11:58 PM Reply Like
  • bptrader
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    The problem is that BP tried to do the honorable thing. As anybody who knows anything about the US will tell you, there is no concept of business ethics in the US. BP have been stupid from the start. They should have fought tooth and nail not to pay a penny in compensation. They should have used the limit on liability brought in by Bush jun. and fought right through the court system, as Exxon did after the Valdez incident. Their entire strategic team on this issue should be sacked, because they are idiots. This will end up breaking the company.
    19 May 2013, 08:43 AM Reply Like
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