Some oil-spill lawyers are pushing clients to drop their lawsuits and submit claims to BP's (BP)...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

Some oil-spill lawyers are pushing clients to drop their lawsuits and submit claims to BP's (BP) $20B fund instead. Though the clients would get quicker payouts, the real winner could be BP, as the abandonment of dozens of lawsuits against the oil firm could rob plaintiffs of the momentum they need to win broad compensation.