The damage to the marine life in the Gulf is well-documented and can be found with a simple search. I don't think it's a subject that warrants mockery. I for one hope karma bites these people who laugh now when the courts determine final accountability.
Have a wonderful day.
I think you're correct. I have analyzed this and the fines should be toward the heavy side.
As for appeals, yes, BP appeals everything, and loses most every ruling its appealed. It won't take "7-10 years" for the appellate process to expire. More like 1-2, based on the other rulings.
And who will want to take over a company with so much legal debt?
Don't for get the aqualife.
I think it's interesting a new ID named mgcinvestor is created to make 1 post attacking executives then a similar ID responds to back him up.
Sounds like we have a credibility gap here.
Please post a cite which backs this up, and also I'm interested in new, exciting people so don't take this the wrong way.
False, his primary fault has nothing to do with his finger - it's his BRAIN. He's a racist, misogynist, liar, and today BP lost it's appeal of the settlement agreement and I couldn't be happier!
Ha. justice is served and I'm sure somewhere the racists of the world and those who want to keep the independent voice of women down will get their just desert as well.
BP's challenge to the legality of its settlement agreement always seems absurd to begin with. Today, by ruling that it refuses to hear BP's appeal, the US Supreme Court has put an end to the legal nonsense.
In it's statement, BP said it will continue to monitor fraudulent claims and have those prosecuted. That's fine, fraud should be prosecuted. Finally - a PR statement by BP I can agree with!
I hope all victims, as the term is defined under the agreement, are properly compensated.
Good luck to all and make it a GREAT day!!
There needs to be more discussion here about the status of litigation, not these arbitrary price guesses by posters. That's the real 500 lb gorilla in the room.
I take issue with this type of sentiment. Oil and other carbon-based fuels are causing extreme climate change that is only going to grow exponentially worse. Because of this, governments around the world will accelerate production of renewable energy sources that, due to technological advances, will become cheaper than oil within 10 years.
All that oil in the ground companies spend billions to find and recover will become STRANDED ASSETS.
We live in a CARBON BUBBLE and the sooner people embrace renewable energy the BETTER OFF the world will be.
That is a false statement. Renewables are getting more economical than coal and gas generated electricity. Look at what is going on in Germany. I know, I was in a relationship with a businessman who traveled there.
China is stopping use of coal, as the US will be doing. Soon, public opinion will gel around the world and using coal will be tantament to slavery in the 18th century. Coal causes global warming, which causes sea level to rise, which kills people. Hence, coal kills people.
speaking of downward spirals, there's the racist, misogynist himself. Maybe it's understandable; I would assume most men would be deeply troubled and angry if they were shortchanged in the anatomy between the legs department.
BP - baby pene-is.
If you're a gentleman, you should shun that creep, please.
"Well it looks like Barbier chooses to continue his behavior of willful misconduct and fraud."
Translation from delusion-speak to reality: "Judge Barbier refuses to re-write BP's settlement agreement or the law."
"Given that release, it's hard to imagine how BP thought it could convince a court that it's entitled to a mulligan, when the claimants aren't."
I read that Judge Barbier stated to BP's attorneys during the hearing in effect "you wouldn't agree that the claimants could now sue BP if the process was found flawed."
No I mean with their women. They treat them like ladies and don't physically abuse them like some American men.
I wonder if stoolpie is going to refer us to the nola article by that same author who located emails between Claims Administrator and BP attorneys before the settlement was approved that show BP green lighted the claims process even after Juneau specifically said, "just to be clear: if we know the economic loss had nothing to do with the spill, or we can separate the spill-related loss from the claimed loss, are we to go ahead and just pay it all?" And BP's lawyers on various levels said, "yes, that's the agreement."
That is so totally false and racist! Asian-Americans, and Chinese-Americans in particular, are thoughtful, intelligent and gentlemen. You won't see any of that Ray Rice stuff from these gents.
I'm really excited to see what this company brings to the table. I'm also looking forward to hearing from Asian-Americans right here...preferably eligible men ;);)
For the record, the judge in question in that article is NOT Judge Barbier, who is overseeing the lawsuits and fines against BP. It is Judge Duval, who presided over the criminal trial of a BP engineer.
After the trial the engineer argued in a motion that Judge Duval had a conflict because he owns property on an island hit by the oil spill and joined a lawsuit.
That Motion failed. Judge Duval disclosed that he had property and would be joining a lawsuit. The engineer's attorney kept Duval on as judge.
Unfortunately, when a disaster of the magnitude of this one occurs, most everyone with property could be claimed to have a "conflict."
In short, total non-story and non-issue here.
Federal Court has a 35 page limit, double spaced requirement for briefs. BP submitted a brief that went the full 35 pages, but didn't use the required double space.
Judge Barbier issued an Order telling BP he wouldn't expect that kind of cheating from a high school student. He cut 6 pages from the cheaters ..., er, BP's brief.
hetedrol, I understand you position, and although I disagree with it, I can respect it. But the issue here is not some authority figure arbitrarily deciding what is fair and who should get money. We have a judge following the law by its meaning and intent (clean water act, oil pollution act), and applying a settlement agreement by its clear terms and intent.
You can just as easily find people claiming their mortgage agreements or credit card agreements, which can be onerous for debtors, and put people who lose their jobs or suffer severe medical disease into foreclosure and bankruptcy, who claim its all unfair. It's the terms of the law and agreement that governs.
Sorry, we still are a land of laws, notwithstanding the attempts of the British government to intervene!!