I am a modest BP share holder. All along I have been quite satisfied that BP should reimburse EVERYONE who was hurt by this ecological disaster caused mainly by neglect. However, I just had an experience very close to home that definitely shows what is going on here. Two people very close to me are now part of a lawsuit to fraudulently make damage claims against BP. They live in the Tampa Bay area far from the spill. They both have jobs that have nothing to do with the oil spill. One works in the local auto industry and the other in medical. Both are claiming, with an obviously sleaze bag lawyer, that they were financially impacted by the oil spill by a loss of business! That is totally absurd and this oil spill had no effect on them whatsoever. It is no wonder BP took this to court. This is one small case in a torrent of lawsuits by trail lawyers looking to fill their pockets.
It is reassuring that some people in the judiciary have some sense what justice should be about.
Making scapegoats out subjects is hardly justice. Do it on the merits and not public outcry.
I took a small position today. I had been on the edge for a while concerned about the linching of a good company that may have commited some human errors.
lets not all not be to cynical, we all use copious amounts of what BP delivers.
What the two people are doing is reprehensible but they are being enabled by sleaze ball lawyers who absolutely know that the claim would be totally fraudulent. On a trip a year ago back from Texas to Florida there was a road side billboard basically advertising the same thing. Do you think you have any kind of claim against BP, then visit our law offices and we'll sue for you (and for our law offices coffers).