BP Urged To Be Fair To Fla. On Deepwater Claim Payments

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi voiced concerns about the exclusion of Florida from BP PLC's $7.8 billion class action settlement over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and offered suggestions to improve the separate claims process for Floridians, according to a letter made public Wednesday.

In a letter sent to the general counsel of BP America Inc. criticizing the multidistrict litigation settlement for largely excluding Florida, Bondi said she had contacted BP about the existence of an interim claims process, as required by the Oil Pollution Act,...
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