4 State AGs Urge Spill Victims to Get Lawyers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Attorneys general in four Gulf Coast
states are urging oil spill victims to check with lawyers before
settling claims against BP.

They issued consumer advisories Friday in Florida, Alabama,
Louisiana and Texas. Earlier this week Claims Administrator Kenneth
Feinberg completed his plan to give claimants three payment options
-- interim, final and quick.

Those opting for final or quick payments must sign away their
right to sue BP for additional damages. The attorneys general said
they should consult with a lawyer first.

BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in April, spilling oil into
the water for three months. In Florida only a few beaches were
fouled, but the spill scared away tourists and businesses across
the state had financial losses.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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