FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2013
For More Information, contact:
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Alabama Attorney General
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STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL LUTHER STRANGE
Regarding BP’s Challenge to Claims Process
In March 2012, BP signed an agreement that would compensate thousands
of Alabamians. A legion of BP attorneys wrote and negotiated the terms of that
But now, BP is objecting to the terms of the agreement it signed. This
challenge is not surprising; it is consistent with BP’s past behavior. At the same
time BP lauds its efforts for restoring the Gulf in the media, it blames others in
court for its own mistakes to avoid responsibility for its conduct.
As usual, BP is wrong. If BP underestimated how much it would owe
under the terms of its agreement, that is BP’s problem – not the citizens’. BP
cannot undo a settlement it negotiated and signed, just to avoid its consequences.
The courts should not allow it.
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