04 Mar '12, 11pm

BP Hopes $7.8B Settlement Will Make Gulf Oil Spill Go Away | Care2 Causes

BP Hopes $7.8B Settlement Will Make Gulf Oil Spill Go Away | Care2 Causes

In an attempt to avoid a public trial, and 72 million pages of related legal documents (that’s 4.5 miles, in case anyone’s wondering), BP proposed a proposed $7.8 billion settlement deal on Friday. Families and businesses impacted by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill filed over 100,000 civil claims against BP for negligent actions that contributed directly to the disaster. For those hit the hardest, the proposed settlement is not the end of the case, but the beginning of a new phase that still leaves many unanswered questions. First, the settlement itself will have to be approved by Judge Carl J. Barbier, and even if it’s approved, plaintiffs will be able to opt out of the settlement to sue BP directly. But what about those who have already entered the arduous process at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility? Will they be lost in the shuffle if the settlement ends the current cla...

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