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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:57 AM

Epicenter of Gulf Oil Spill Says BP Hasn't Paid It 1 Cent

Epicenter of Gulf Oil Spill Says BP Hasn't Paid It 1 Cent

NEW ORLEANS (CN) - Plaquemines Parish, the "epicenter" of the BP oil spill, sued the company in Federal Court, claiming BP has not paid a single one of its claims for damages arising from the worst oil spill in history.

Plaquemines Parish "was the epicenter of the damage and clean-up operations following the blowout, explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon," the parish says in its complaint. A parish is Louisiana's equivalent of other states' counties.

Plaquemines Parish is the long tongue of land and water that extends into the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans.

The parish says it has complied with all terms for compensation from BP under the Oil Pollution Act (OPA).

Yet, "despite filing a presentment of claims under OPA, and despite numerous attempts by parish representatives to resolve those claims amicably through BP's 'Government Entity Claims Team,' BP has failed to counter or formally respond to a single one of these claims," the complaint states.

http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/02/22/55087.htm

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Reply Epicenter of Gulf Oil Spill Says BP Hasn't Paid It 1 Cent (Original post)
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Vinnie From Indy Feb 2013 #1

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:48 PM

1. Surely the parish has a lawyer that can file suit against BP

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