Alabama Becomes First State to Sue BP, Others for Gulf Oil ‘Catastrophe’

By | August 15, 2010

  • August 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    TN says:
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    Line forms to the left ladies and gentlemen. Make sure your pleadings are in order.

  • August 23, 2010 at 11:30 am
    Rich McD says:
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    What, EXACTLY, type of loss did the state of AL incur in this fiasco?

    Loss of sales tax revenue? Why not document it and present the claim to Mr. Feinburg, like everyone else?

    Were there any direct wages and expense for any state employee’s who may have been involved in the physical clean up of the state owned beaches? If so, why not file the claim like the rest of the claimants?

    If the state wins a monetary award, how does it plan to distribute the funds to the claimants who have not filed their claims as they should have?

    Will the state lay claim, as in any class action, to 40% plus costs of any cash settlement that may result?

    The State of AL is grandstanding, straight out of the “Obama playbook” when it comes to dealing with a corporation that is not a push over. A company that says “if we owe you – prove it”. Are there so many people in the State of AL who avoided paying income tax on so much of their cash businesses that real claims will result in IRS audits? Could be – so far the largest rebuke of this process involves the claimants actually being able to “prove their damages”.

    A simple question that all of us in this business has had to ask more than once in our careers.

  • November 5, 2010 at 2:57 am
    forrest says:
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    BP is such a joke… they should all be arrested along with the US govt. How long ago did they cap the leak? And how many legitimate claims are still “pending” from damages they suffered back in the beginning of the summer? I happen to know three people that were affected directly by BP’s shady PR tactics and manipulation of our laws, one of whom was a journalist who was almost arrested and charged with felonies for taking pictures of oil covered animals near the coast. Not only is it bad enough that thousands of fishers’ lively hoods are ruined for god knows how many years to come, they were paid a pathetic amount of money to clean up BP’s own mess. To add even more insult to injury, BP used Corexit 9527, which contains mainly 2-butoxyethanol, which is very toxic. You wouldn’t have to be a scientist to know that, since in the first week of using it over 70 fisherman ended up at the hospital. Of course if you even inquired about this, I’m sure the govt (which is pretty much owned by oil companies) would deal with you quite quickly, let alone taking pictures of it in an attempt to run a story on it. If you didn’t know already, the govt is doing what they do best… crapping on the 1st amendment: My friend who almost got arrested on felony charges simply went out on a boat into about 30 feet of water and used a water proof cam to photograph one of the many oil plumes forming at the bottom of the surface (which BP vehemently denies). Now here comes the hilarious part. He switched the film in his camera with a blank one in the event they were stopped by police, which they were as soon as they got back to shore. They let him go but still took his name down, and what do you know… later that night, 2 guys wearing black hoodies attempted to break into his house. He caught pics of them on his home security system (he saved the pics… adt burglar alarms camera break in photos). Hmm, I wonder who paid these guys to break in and what they were after? Definitely not BP or our govt, that’s for sure!

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