Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
"Testimony on the first day of the BP oil spill trial paints a picture of a global corporation with little concern for the damage it could do to the people and businesses of the Gulf Coast states,
said Birmingham, AL attorney J. Gusty Yearout, whose law firm represents businesses with claims against BP.
Yearout pointed to testimony reported in a Fox News article.
"It's a classic failure of management and leadership in BP," said Bea, a former BP consultant who also investigated the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill and New Orleans levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
"The trial being held now will determine how much money BP owes the government." Yearout said. "BP has already settled the class action lawsuit filed by businesses and individuals because it didn't want to risk a judgment that would seriously hurt the corporation. BP understood how bad the evidence of negligence is, and how widespread the damage was. That's why BP agreed to a settlement that pays business owners located all the way from the Alabama-Tennessee state line to Key West, Florida."
Yearout's Birmingham, Al. law firm has formed a legal team with another Birmingham litigation firm, Gathings Law. Together, they represent businesses that had lower revenues in 2010 during the time of the oil spill.
Lloyd Gathings, of Gathings law, said that the oil spill hurt businesses all over Alabama and Florida. "The damage wasn't limited to businesses on the Gulf Coast," Gathings said, "so the class action settlement includes payments for businesses located anywhere in Alabama."
Members of Gathings Law are licensed to practice law in both Alabama and Florida, and the law firms are accepting business clients from both states.
The law firms have created a BP Settlement Help website for business owners who want to find out if they are entitled to money from the BP settlement fund. Yearout and Gathings have also created a BP Settlement Help YouTube channel where they will be posting videos explaining the settlement benefits for Alabama and Florida businesses.
Sources and Links:
The term "BP Settlement" refers to the settlement in In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL NO. 2179, pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
The ongoing BP trial referred to herein is In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, No. 10-md-02179, in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana.
About Yearout & Traylor, P.C.
Founded in 1984, Yearout & Traylor, P.C. has two decades of experience trying cases on behalf of individuals and businesses that have been hurt or taken advantage of as the result of the wrongful conduct of others. The firm’s lawyers have a wide variety of experience in personal injury and other forms of civil litigation. For more information about the firm’s services, visit the firm's website at http:// [ http://www.yearout.net.
J. Gusty Yearout
Yearout & Traylor, P.C.
3300 Cahaba Road, Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35223
About Gathings Law
Gathings Law was founded more than 20 years ago on the basic concept that every person, regardless of social or economic status, is entitled to receive the best representation in court and a level playing field when they enter the litigation arena. For more information about the firm’s services, visit the firm's website at http://www.GathingsLaw.com.
Lloyd W. Gathings
2204 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
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