More than 1,000 claimants have received around $27 million in the two weeks since a court-supervised administrator took over the processing of claims spawned by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The claims are being paid from BP PLC's $20 billion compensation fund.
A statement Friday by Patrick Juneau, the new claims administrator, also says nearly 5,000 new claims have been filed since the process shifted from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to the court on March 8.
The transition is part of a settlement agreement between BP and lawyers representing more than 100,000 individuals and businesses. The parties will ask U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to give preliminary approval to the settlement next month.
BP estimates it will pay out $7.8 billion through the settlement.
Mike Adams - Get Out of My Class and Leave America
Obama’s NLRB just redefined the word “employer” and it’s going to be bad - Hot Air
'Great headline, slimeballs': Would the NYT have run this hit piece if Clarence Thomas leaned Left?
Everytown Once Again Proves That The Best Domestic Violence Prevention Is An Armed Victim - Bearing Arms - Domestic Violence, Everytown, Mass shootings
Tara Helfman - Property Rights Under Fire: Why the Government Must Compensate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s Shareholders
Small But Honest Columnist Again Forced to Correct Highest-Rated Show on Cable TV | Human Events
Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 - 2016) | RedState