Parker Waichman LLP strongly disagrees with BP’s stance on the payment of oil spill moratorium claims, and has pledged to continue to ensure that all victims of the BP oil spill are fairly compensated.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2012
Parker Waichman LLP is now accepting lawsuit claims on behalf of oilfield workers and oilfield service companies who sustained economic losses due to the offshore drilling moratorium imposed in the wake of the catastrophic April 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the firm, individuals and businesses who may want to consider pursuing BP oil spill moratorium lawsuit claims include oilfield workers, as well as oil field service companies including, but not limited to, caterers, diving companies, fabricators, and suppliers who were performing work and providing services on or for drilling operations in the shallow-water Gulf of Mexico.
The BP oil spill began on April 20, 2010 with an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that killed 11 men. By the time the well was brought under control, roughly 4.4 million barrels of oil had spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. The BP oil spill, which now ranks as the largest offshore oil disaster in US history, paralyzed important segments of the Gulf Coast's economy, including seafood and tourism. In the wake of the spill, the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling that lasted from late May 2010 until October 2010. According to Parker Waichman LLP, this moratorium exacerbated the economic devastation that had already been visited upon the Gulf Coast as a result of the BP oil spill. [doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Salazar-Deepwater-Drilling-May-Resume-for-Operators-Who-Clear-Higher-Bar-for-Safety-Environmental-Protection.cfm]
Shortly after the disaster, BP agreed to provide at least $20 billion to compensate victims of the disaster through the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. But according to the report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune, BP steadfastly continues it’s refusal to pay 6,000 so-called moratorium claims submitted to the GCCF, despite being urged to do so by the fund's administrator, Kenneth Feinberg.
Earlier this month, BP tentatively agreed to settle oil spill health and economic claims with thousands of people along the Gulf Coast for at least $7.8 billion. However, the company is still refusing to settle claims made by those who suffered losses due to the regulatory moratorium that was imposed. According to the Times-Picayune, BP has maintained that the federal oil spill law under which the GCCF was established “was not designed to remedy claims arising from the government's decision to impose a temporary moratorium."
Parker Waichman LLP, which has already recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of BP oil spill victims, strongly disagrees with BP’s stance on the payment of Gulf of Mexico oil spill moratorium claims. The firm has pledged to continue its fight to ensure that all victims of the catastrophic BP oil spill are appropriately compensated.
“Justice demands that those individuals and companies severely impacted through no fault of their own receive compensation,” states Herbert Waichman, Founding Partner of Parker Waichman LLP. “We are committed to helping all of them receive the compensation they justly deserve.”
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer its assistance to all oilfield workers and oil field service companies seeking to pursue BP oil spill moratorium claims. Individuals and businesses seeking assistance with BP oil spill moratorium claims should visit the firm's website at http://www.yourlawyer.com.
For more information regarding BP oil spill claims and Parker Waichman LLP, please visit: http://www.yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).
Parker Waichman LLP
Herb Waichman, Partner