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Sanpoil

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:26:14 AM

Until this year, Tampa attorney Kevin McLean specialized in suing nursing homes for neglecting patients. In January he switched the focus of his practice to a fund BP (BP) established to compensate business losses from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In its attempt to dilute a legal and public-relations mess of epic proportions, BP began paying claims within weeks of the disaster and has so far spent more than $25 billion for cleanup and compensation. That hasn’t stemmed demands for more. The installation last year of a particularly generous claims administrator prompted scores of additional plaintiffs’ attorneys to swarm onto the scene, signing up a new wave of clients, many located far from the once-sullied shoreline. Just five months after his pivot, McLean’s three-attorney fi
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Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 1:42:53 AM

ALL parties, except attorneys, are always screwed when the amblanance chasers get involved
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 2:33:01 PM

screwed? they didnt pay enought for trying to covering up what they did.
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tamsey
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 1:09:52 PM


This is insane and makes a complete mockery of our so-called "justice system".

Just one example from the article: "A construction company in northern Alabama, 200 miles from the coast, was recently awarded $9.7 million, even though it does no work near the Gulf of Mexico, according to court records."

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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:10:07 AM

Squeezing ever last drop of blood out of the turnip. No wonder attorneys spent so much lobbying for Obammamama!
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:07:31 AM

If they hadn't screwed up, this conversation would never have happened.
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maddog0324
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:57:28 AM

Waahhh! Poor BP got screwed!
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OTISFL
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:33:56 AM

ABSOLUTELY NO SYMPATHY FOR BP!
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amoshins
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:32:02 AM

always another side to the story
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:23:33 AM

another ambulance chaser scheme
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:14:10 AM

I'm having a difficult time being sympathetic.
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JerryJoeUC
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:13:32 AM

Awwwwww
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txequitygas
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:10:11 AM

how much ? wow!
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teenitup
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:07:51 AM

Very in depth article, thank you for posting!

The level of corruption from some of these lawyers is fascinating.

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bills299
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 9:00:17 AM

Wow!
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screwoilco
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:59:58 AM

greed everywhere. BP, their suppliers, attorneys and plaintiffs
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fedupMN
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:57:20 AM

Blah, blah, blah.... If Bp had done it's job in the first place people would not have died and there would not have been an oil spill in the gulf.
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REBELFAN39
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:54:56 AM

Nature of our society, sorry wanting something for nothing thieving scum!
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:45:16 AM

Never fails
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whitebear1883
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:39:31 AM

Oh well - as if BP has never mistreated or swindled anyone.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:39:12 AM

Poor BHP - maybe they should stop spilling oil
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lcleveland
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:33:45 AM

people are always lining up for the free buck
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 8:31:52 AM

There will always be unscrupulous people looking to capitalize on a disaster and take money away from those with a true need.
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