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Created by dipity on Aug 3, 2010
Last updated: 12/21/10 at 12:17 PM
Kenneth Feinberg - BP deserves "kudos & praise" for its oil spill claims process. Kenneth Feinberg says "there is absolutely no sense at all, driving BP into bankruptcy. That would be a disaster." Is it the job of Ken Feinberg to hold down the amount of BP claims? Fill out the BP Claims Report Card at bp-claims-report.com. Tell us what you think in a comment, or upload a video comment to this video. (Pt 3 of 6/25/10 K. Feinberg video).
Gulf Coast Claims Facility - Have Ken Feinberg & the Gulf Coast Claims Facility kept their promises to Gulf Coast businesses & residents? If you've filed a BP claim, you can tell us in a comment or upload a video comment. Also, fill out our BP Claims Report Card at bp-claims-report.com. (Part 1 of 6/25/10 Feinberg video on Gulf Coast Claims Facility).
AssociatedPress--September 10, 2010--Almost three weeks after a new a federal paymaster took over the BP claims fund, there are those along the Gulf Coast who say they're still waiting for their money or didn't get enough.Copyright Associated Press 2010 § 107.Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include — (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. BP claims fishermen filed oil spill Gulf of Mexico businesses
Almost three weeks after a new a federal paymaster took over the BP claims fund, there are those along the Gulf Coast who say they're still waiting for their money or didn't get enough. (Sept. 10)
Was sitting at the PC, and caught this on my perpetual wall of BP ROV feeds. (my second montor) I was struck by the appearance of these objects that seem to have grown on those ropes, and the metal band. Does anyone watching this know what this growth is? Are they Hydrates with pockets of oil trapped in the cell-like structures?
Louisiana Commercial Fisherman's Association President George Barisich shares his concerns about how the new claims process under Kenneth Feinberg will compensate fishermen and others damaged by the oil spill. No one knows BP's "magic formula" or methodology for calculating "lost profits". Based on which years? Which prices? Calculating lost profits based on depressed prices for Gulf seafood, post Hurricane Katrina and an economic recession can produce friendly numbers for BP, rather than just results for those devastated by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
BP Oil spill attorney Stuart H. Smith of Smith Stag, LLC, New Orleans, Louisiana, considers whether the "new" claims process, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, will treat claimants fairly. Mr. Smith's clients, including Louisiana fishermen, are upset that Mr. Feinberg intends to pay not three but one year's wages under this process, and deduct any emergency funds fishermen received from such a settlement. Mr. Smith points out that the fisheries in Prince William Sound in Valdez, Alaska collapsed in year 4 following the Exxon Valdez oil disaster. Mr. Smith answers a common question - whether laborers who have traditionally been paid in cash and don't have the volumes of records BP demands should step forward and file their claim. What happened in the past is irrelevant under the law, as the Oil Pollution Act bases compensation on lost future earning capacity, not prior years' wages.
...were caused by the spill and not by other factors, such as the recession. "How close are you to the beach? To the Gulf? BP got claims from restaurants in Idaho. Go figure," he said at a meeting in Louisiana this week. "How dependent are you, as an individual...
AC SPAN videojournalist went to a BP Claims Center in Cut Off, Louisiana -- a town located near the Gulf Coast in the southern part of the state. She spoke with a commercial fisherman who had filed a claim at the center, as well as a BP employee at the center.
...responsibility for damage claims from the Gulf oil spill to an independent facility. Wednesday is the last day BP will accept claims from individuals and businesses. After that, the British-based oil giant will direct those affected by the spill to the Gulf...
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...administrator Kenneth Feinberg, will take over the process starting Aug. 23, the AP reported. A BP mobile claims office in Chalmette, La. The company will soon hand over oil spill claims to a government-appointed administrator. BP has received more than...
Oil leak successfully plugged in Gulf of Mexico. US officials announced on Wednesday, August 4 that energy company BP's recent efforts have been successful in capping the oil well that has spilled up to six billion barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP is now closely monitoring the pressure in the well, which should be relieved by two new wells due to be completed by the end of August. Evaluating environmental impact, US government scientists estimate about 75% of the originally leaked oil has dispersed thanks to a combination of being burnt off, evaporated or consumed by natural microbes in the ocean waters. US President Barack Obama pledged further restoration as he stated, "So the long battle to stop the leak and contain the oil is finally close to coming to an end. And we are very pleased with that. Our recovery efforts, though, will continue. We have to reverse the damage that's been done. We've got to make sure that folks who were harmed are reimbursed, and we're going to stand by the people of the region however long it takes until they're back on their feet." Many thanks, President Obama, the US government, BP and all the workers whose around-the-clock efforts have helped speed the halting of the leak. We pray for its ultimate success in protecting the wellbeing of humans as well as the rich populations of flora and fauna in the gulf.
...out USD 28 million, but the reality is that the majority of claims are just sitting on hold," Hood said. In addition, the BP claims team announced that it has paid USD 368 million to individuals and businesses. BP is currently preparing the transfer of responsibility...
...on our bills because we had a lot of overhead and no income." Other applicants who shared their experiences with ProPublica's BP claims projectalso reported receiving a single payment for a sum they considered insufficient. BP's data does disclose how many...
... View full size (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the BP claims fund, said he will look at each claim, but said distance from the Gulf made it less likely for a claim to go forward. "The...
Stuart H. Smith, Esq., Member of Smith Stag, LLC in New Orleans, Louisiana, explains the mechanics of BP's claims process and the risks inherent in self-prepared claims. Unlike a hurricane scenario, the BP "adjusters" owe a duty to BP, not to you. BP is specifically suggesting that documentation not be reviewed with an attorney. Most people haven't been informed that the Oil Spill Act of 1990 - which requires the claims process that is currently in place - is only one of many legal options they may have in addressing the real costs of this disaster. Acting early, Mr. Smith engaged nearly a dozen scientists to generate the changing record of air, water and soil conditions, invaluable evidece that will be used against BP in court.
BP COVERING UP SECOND WELL HEAD- HERE'S THE PROOF!!
www.gacovinolake.com Attorney Steven Gacovino notes that there are 31 BP Claims Processing Centers where you can make a claim to the BP Oil Spill Fund. To learn more, explore our web site at http or call (877) 785-5800. Gacovino, Lake & Associates, PC 270 W. Main St. Savyville, NY 11782
BP Gulf Oil Spill BOP Still Leaking Despite Government Claims Well Has Been Plugged? BP and the Government Claim the BP Gulf Oil Spill well has been plugged but the BOP appears to still be leaking. More on this story: blog.alexanderhiggins.com
Skandi Neptune ROV 1 August 4, 2010 at 3:15 am EDT As seen on Contagion News www.contagionnews.com
This shows that BP are lying about having capped the gushing well. This video was captured a couple hours after BP issued a press release claiming that their "static kill" procedure had successfully taken control of the well. The Skandi ROV, one of the pair that were parked in front of the oil gusher all those weeks, was moved after the tropical storm came through the Gulf. It is now parked in front of "Well A," the one that BP first attempted, then capped and abandoned after problems developed. They then drilled "Well B" which is the one that blew Deepwater Horizon out of the water and was and still is gushing oil. BP claim that they are showing you video of a capped Well B, which is a lie. Go to the government's own web site and download the paperwork that BP filed for the MC252 survey zone: www.gomr.mms.gov/PI/PDFImages/PLANS/29/29977.pdf Well A is located at map coordinates X-1202804 and Y-10431617. Well B is located at map coordinates X-1202514 and Y-10432914 The Skandi ROV, parked on the wellhead BP claims is Well B's, is at map coordinates X-1202778 and Y-1043165**2, with two numbers not clear from the video. This is hands-down proof that BP are lying and showing pictures of the neat, clean cap they put months and months ago on Well A before moving Deepwater Horizon over Well B's location and starting to drill it. The oil is still coming out Well B and BP cannot stop it so they are lying to limit their financial damages. Read the entire story with videos and ...
Sen. Landrieu tackles constituent questions on BP's claims process, the use of local resources for spill cleanup, and the future of Avondale.
www.OrangeBeach.ws - Today's Town Hall meeting saw Mayor Tony Kennon fired up about BP's poor handling of claims filed by Orange Beach residents. Two citizens told their stories of a lack of response from BP on their claims - one is closing his business and the other is about to lose his home. Mayor Kennon then blasted the attending BP rep saying their positive media campaign has perpetrated a fraud on the American people and calling them "bald faced liars".
Sample consultation with Yau Law, for businesses affected by the oil spill and for people suffering from illnesses related to the BP oil spill
In this video of a town hall meeting in Biloxi, MS, Gulf Coast Claims Administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, describes his role in awarding claims to Gulf Coast residents impacted by the oil spill. Claims will be rewarded from $20 billion set aside by BP via 35 claims offices set up across the Gulf, including seven in Mississippi.
When President Obama announced that Ken Feinberg would be heading up the $20 billion dollar fund set up by BP to pay out claims, most people along the coast believed that this would mean they wouldn't have to fight to make a claim. But as we're now seeing, that $20 billion fund was just a smoke screen, and the man put in charge of it is actually being paid by BP. Mike Papantonio appears on GRITtv with Laura Flanders to give us the inside scoop.
Ileana calls on BP to continue paying claims in the Keys, supports making claims to be tax exempt
As Louisiana Reopens Toxic Gulf Waters To Fishing Residents and Businesses Suffering Loss and/or Health Related Claims Will Not Be Able To Collect Damages
After 87 days and millions of gallons of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims to have stopped the flow of oil. Will it hold? All of us can't wait for the time when the oceans are clean again! Thanks for watching! Please SUBSCRIBE! Keep up with me on: Facebook www.facebook.com Twitter www.twitter.com Special Thanks Steve Greene www.youtube.com Chris Outlaw www.youtube.com Music By: "Hamster March" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" creativecommons.org
Read more about the BP claims process in the Gulf: bp.com Linda McRay, Community Outreach Lead for BP, talks about how the BP business claims process has evolved from initially reactive to now proactive. BP claims representatives are now out in the community looking for opportunities to interact and help businesses that have been affected by the oil spill.
Breaking news... the cap they used seems to be working... Story here..... www.huffingtonpost.com Leaking again.... www.huffingtonpost.com
From: www.youtube.com July 14, 2010 Twelve weeks into the oil spill, Blanchard Seafood employees in Grand Isle, La., are still without work. As Kelly Cobiella reports, new BP rules are restricting compensation for thousands of workers.FAIR USE NOTICE: This video may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 USC section 107 of the US Copyright Law.
Join the Revoke BP's Corporate Charter Facebook page for more information and updates on what you can do to help: www.facebook.com Click here to take quick and easy action: salsa.wiredforchange.com BP Insider Admits Disaster Call Center Is A Diversion: www.youtube.com § 107.Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include — (1) the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes; (2) the nature of the copyrighted work; (3) the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and (4) the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.
Corexit is carcinogenic, mutagenic, and highly toxic, and scientists are concerned about its effect on marine life. Corexit is banned in Great Britain. May 19th the EPA ordered BP to stop using it, they simply REFUSED??? Then the EPA asked them to use less.. Instead they used more.. BP claims there are NO ALTERNATIVES? What about the thousands of gallons of an alternate dispersant sitting in the sun in Houston, Texas, just waiting to be shipped to the Gulf? John Sheffield of the Alabaster Corp., which manufactures Sea Brat No. 4 said the ingredient in question is not considered toxic as "a marine pollutant" unless it is present in the mixture of greater than 10 percent by weight. Alabaster's concentration is below that, at 1.91 percent, Seems to me that they are dropping as much oil under the surface as possible so their bill won't be as high at the end.. How much of the liquid with all the poisonous chemicals in it are gathering in the gulf. Can you imagine concentrated levels gathering in one spot? What is that going to do to all the wildlife, plants and even people? Oil and water samples were taken from both the Shores of Grand Isle and from 20 miles out. The preliminary analysis was done at an academic analytical chemistry laboratory. Looking for the likely pollutants from the deep water Horizon Oil spill. It was focused on the detection of benzene and propylene glycol. Benzene and other highly toxic contaminants were very low however the concentration of propylene ...
Bad weather hampers clean-up, BP claims $3 billion spent so far. No Fishing Zone off LA expanded. Only half of 95000 claims have been paid so far. And the payments are inadequate, $5K per fishermen not enough. Interview with Rep. Charlie Melancon (D) Louisiana.
www.youtube.com www.projectgulfimpact.com Kindra Arnesen explains what she discovered in a BP loophole that could cost fishermen thousands of dollars! Project Gulf Impact Ask Questions. Seek the Truth. CONTACT ProjectGulfImpact@yahoo.com
BP's claims process leader, Daryl Willis, shares how claims payments assist affected locals in the Gulf region. BP is working to replace the lost income of fishermen, small businesses and others who can't work until the spill is cleaned up. Call or go online at www.bp.com and we'll help you figure out what information you need to file a claim. BPhas created this YouTube channel to engage the public in an informative conversation and dialogue about our efforts associated with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We want our page to be an appropriate forum for everyone. For more information on our Commenting Policy, please see the Latest News section on our main page: youtube.com
Darryl investigates the charges that there are extra Shenanigans going on with the BP claims line. Sir. Darryl calls himself in order to see the process of filing a claim. See for yourself. Listen live week days at 1pm Eastern at www.SirDarryl.com
On June 30, 2010, Mr. Kenneth Feinberg discussed how he has been asked by both the Administration and BP to administer an independent Claims Facility, which will evaluate and process all claims from individuals and businesses impacted by the spill.
The IRS wants Gulf oil victims getting payouts to pay up, but should they?
MOXNews.com June 28, 2010 CNN