Over the past several weeks, BP has deliberately put claims aside that don’t specifically fall under the protection of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. Though BP has promised to pay all “legitimate” claims, it has yet to pay compensate two thirds of all of the claimants BP has in its possession. Only 1% of the $20 Billion escrow fund has been paid to claimants.
BP is essentially stalling for time, waiting for the government run center to take over claim operations later this month, which will be lead by Ken Feinberg.
This article, by ProPublica, is one that outlines the present struggles that claimants are facing with the current BP claims process.
At Chhabra & Gibbs, we are working diligently to help speed the claims process for our clients along as quickly as possible. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your BP claim.