Google+ Google+

North Alabama Businesses Meet to Discuss BP Settlement and BP Claims

North Alabama businesses meet with BP Settlement Administrator and Alabama Attorney General

Although many North Alabama businesses don’t know they can collect money from the BP settlement, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and BP Settlement Administrator Patrick Juneau are meeting with North Alabama businesses today to explain the BP settlement and the fact that North Alabama businesses may have large BP claims they don’t know about.

Birmingham, Alabama attorney Michael J. Evans, who publishes the blog BP Settlement News, is encouraging North Alabama businesses to attend the meetings with Strange and Juneau.

Michael J. Evans, an attorney representing North Alabama businesses filing BP Settlement claims, said: “Every North Alabama business man and woman who can attend the meetings with the Attorney General and BP Settlement Administrator on Wednesday should do so, because his or her business might be able to collect a large amount of money. Many North Alabama businesses may qualify for large BP Settlement payments without knowing it. For those unable to attend the meetings, they can view a video explaining how the BP settlement applies to North Alabama businesses at the BP Settlement Help website.”

Attorney General Strange and BP Settlement Administrator Juneau will help business owners and individuals understand the eligibility and proof requirements for submitting a claim under the settlement.

Evans said he is concerned that many people will be unable to attend the meetings, which, Evans said, “may be too short.” The meetings are set from 9-10 a.m. at the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, 301 Second Ave. S.W.; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, 225 Church St.; and 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Harbert Center, 2019 Fourth Ave. in Birmingham.

[Read more…]

BP Settlement News Website Launched

Can Big Oil Avoid Its Responsibility to Make the People and Businesses of the Gulf Coast States Whole After the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill? We hope not.

The BP settlement continues to generate controversy as BP tries every trick in the law books to avoid paying BP claims that it owes under the Deepwater Horizon settlement agreement.

I’m working with two experienced class action litigation firms to offer representation to those needing professional help filing BP claims. As part of our effort to make sure every class member with a valid BP claim actually finds out about it, we’ve launched BP Settlement News.

We already had one website at BP Settlement Help, but it wasn’t designed for frequent updates with news about the settlement. Both BP Settlement News and BP Settlement Help provide forms that allow people to obtain free legal evaluations of their potential BP claims.

I believe those who visit BP Settlement News tomorrow will find the articles interesting.

BP claims | Check out new video and post about BP claims at

BP Claims: New video and post at regarding BP settlement and your right to file BP claims

BP claims filed by businesses continue to be fought by BP, even though it entered into a settlement of the BP oil spill class action lawsuit. We’ve got a new post about BP claims at If you’ve never filed a BP claim, or if you’ve got BP claims still unpaid, contact us for a Free BP claims review.

The new post contains a video explaining the BP claims process. If you own a business anywhere in Alabama, don’t assume you’re not a class member just because BP didn’t send you a class action notice by first class mail. BP limited the notice it sent out, and has engaged in other conduct to try to hold down the number of BP claims.

Click here to get a BP claims free review

This post regarding BP claims may be considered attorney advertising.

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. The hiring of a law firm is a serious decision that should not be based on advertising alone.

BP settlement developments | BP continues to fight BP claims

BP Settlement Court Filings Seek to Evade Obligations BP Assumed in BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Settlement

BP continues to air television commercials bragging on their commitment to the Gulf coast, while at the same time, trying to renege on the promisees it agreed to in writing just this past fall.

BP signed a settlement agreement which included all businesses in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and much of Florida, no matter how far those businesses were located from the Gulf Coast. BP was so anxious to avoid a just trial that it said businesses could collect even if they weren’t involved in tourism or the seafood industry. The businesses didn’t even have to prove that they lost money due to the BP oil spill.

BP recognizes that its oil spill devastated the economies of the Gulf Coast states, and injured businesses that could never prove their losses were caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Last fall, BP was willing to sign a class action settlement agreement which said it would pay BP claims to businesses all over the state based on simple revenue formulas.

Basically, if you lost revenues during the oil spill in 2010, and regained your revenues in 2010, you might be covered by the BP settlement. (There are a few technicalities I’m not covering in this short post, but the test allowed many North Alabama businesses to qualify for BP claims from the BP settlement without having to prove the oil spill caused their losses).

But now that BP has avoided a jury trial of the class action, it is filing repeated court motions and lawsuits trying to avoid its responsibility for paying BP claims. I’ve written a more detailed post at saying BP is reprehensible.

If you operate a business in Alabama, I recommend you read the opinion article about the BP Settlement.

Attorney Advertising

No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. The hiring of a law firm is a serious decision that should not be based on advertising alone.