Opt Out Of The Deepwater Horizon Settlements

With the latest from the Deepwater Horizon Settlements showing zero payments made to individuals, zero payments made to business as of September 4 2012, I think the time has now come to Opt out of the Deepwater Horizon Settlements and to sign up with an attorney to let them continue on your fight against BP. The Deepwater Horizon Settlements has been just another waist of time for everybody with still no money coming to the people and business with legitimate claims.

To opt out sign up with an attorney now and they will send you all the information that you need and they will carry your case on to the BP presentment, also called OPA presentment. The documentation that you have provided to the Deepwater Horizon Settlement or to the GCCF can all be used by the attorneys to file your case with BP. At this point how ever I don’t think the people at the Deepwater Horizon Settlements are up for the challenge and if they cannot get it done in 4 month they will never get it done, its time for the lawyers to file suit and get the money though the courts. Fill out the contact form on the right hand side and the attorneys will call you back today.

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Opt Out Deepwater Horizon Settlements

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Opt Out Of The Deepwater Horizon Settlements

Here is the problem, if you read this and do not fill out a form for the attorneys to opt you our of the BP settlement you are going to end up being stuck in it with all your claims. You will forget about the deadline and do nothing. The end of that story is that you will get no offer or a small offer from the BP settlement and you can do nothing about it. Remember all the people that got stuck with the Quick Pay because they got sucked in to it by the GCCF and now they are kicking them self for falling for that trick. Well this is something similar. If you do nothing you will be in the BP settlement before you even get an offer to accept or reject. So fill out the contact form now on the right hand side and talk to an attorney about your options and opt out of the settlement before it becomes to late.

For all the seafood harvesters and seafood processors that are stuck with looking at year 2010 as the main year of losses, when the shrimp,oysters and crab did not disappear until 2011 and 2012 here is what you need to know. OPA (oil pollution act ) put a 3 year liability on BP. The Deepwater Horizon Settlement only gives you the 8 month in 2010, where in fact BP is guilty for all the damages happening in the years 2010, 2011,2012 and up to April 20 2013. So the settlement for the industries that did not see the damages until 2011 and 2012 you need to fill out a form and get with an attorney to get the full extend of your losses covered, don’t settle for the damages they are calculating in the Deepwater Horizon Settlements, its not good for you guys.

Oyster harvesters and anybody in the Seafood industry, our good man and attorney general Jim Hood are still fighting to get the Quick Pay overturned as for most people that sign that it was clearly not fair and in most cases the GCCF even used stall and delay tactics to get people to take these Quick Pays. The reversal of Quick Pays would be the single greatest thing that could happen in this battle against BP and I sure hope it will. If it does I hope people will be smarter the next time and get an attorney involved to know their legal rights before signing a contract like this. Here is a list of what our good friend Jim Hood has done for us over the past 2 years. Jim Hood BP Oil Spill

Incomplete Deepwater Horizon Settlement Claims

If you get back an incomplete or denial letter from the Deepwater Horizon Settlements you should first look to see if the documentation is something you have available to submit to the fund. If its not again you need to fill out the form on the right  hand side and sign up with the attorneys they can do sworn statements if you don’t have the documentation. Don’t give up incomplete or denied claims do not mean you cannot get paid by BP. Always have an attorney double check your claim and your paperwork submitted before you give up. The worst thing is people that do nothing because they feel like their taxes are not done or they don’t feel like they can document their losses well enough. Don’t give up just get with the attorneys and let them help you document your losses. This could be done via bank account statements, W2’s or sworn statements. If you do nothing no money will come to you. Remember the attorneys take no payment upfront, they only get paid after  you get your money.

Economical Duress A Word GCCF Will Learn To Hate

This also came up last night but with 2 post already written I though I would save this one for today.The word duress as defined by the Black’s Law Dictionary (6th ed.) defines duress as “any unlawful threat or coercion used… to induce another to act [or not act] in a manner [they] otherwise would not [or would]”. Duress is pressure exerted upon a person to coerce that person to perform an act that he or she ordinarily would not perform.


GCCF Giving Victims An Offer They Can’t Refuse

Basically if you sign a contract but you where forced into signing that contract as you had no other options, you have just sign a contract under duress and that is against state law to force somebody into signing a contract. The way GCCF forced people into signing Quick Pay contracts where to put the victims into economical duress by ruining the economy and leaving people with only one option the Quick Pay option from GCCF. As I write this its still the only option to get money now.

In other words, you know in the old gangster movies when the gangster would give the poor person an “offer they couldn’t refuse”

Well today GCCF is giving people an offer they can’t refuse with the Quick Pay offer, people that has taken the Quick Pay Final claims payment and sign off on never to sue BP. These people would much rater wait on a much larger payout eg. a normal final claims. They could not wait however on GCCF  and their delay tactics, they had to sign the agreement under economical duress as their situation was so that the money had to come in now. They had to get the money now to keep a roof over their heads and to feed their family. The victims of the oil spill was in econmical duress when they sign the final claims paper work to get their Quick Pay and by any state law that is now not a legal binding contract.

The Mississippi Hero Attorney General Jim Hood

Lucky for all the victims of the oil spill there are good people out there listing to victims and to stories of extortion tactics that GCCF has been using to get the victims of the BP oil spill to take the Quick Pay. One of these good people are Mississippi’s Attorney General Mr. Jim Hood. He filed  the following “Statement of Interest” on Jan 24 2011 on behalf of the State of Mississippi. Click here for the document

the Attorneys General have a significant and immediate interest in ensuring that BP, through the GCCF, properly provides the citizens and businesses of
the Gulf region with the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled by law. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to appropriate compensation without the requirement of  providing a Release that violates the law or public policy or which was procured as a result of economic duress.

What does that mean for you

Now what all this mean is the following.

People that had to take the Quick Pay for GCCF because they couldn’t wait any longer for money and where under economical duress when they sign the final claims release form, these  88,000 people can now go back again and sue BP. This time with an attorney and explain their economical situation and claim economical duress when they signed the GCCF papers.

If GCCF makes the victims sign final claims contracts while under economical duress the GCCF is breaking state law as the GCCF is headed by a bunch of attorney’s I am sure economical duress is not a word they are unfamiliar with but as they feel like they are dealling with numbers and not people they didn’t give a S…

So now the 88,000  victims that did this while under economical duress could be free of their obligations to never sue BP.  If this is done by attorney’s there is a very good chance that the victims that sign a BP release form are off the hook and can go after BP again with a lawsuit and get what our hero Mr Jim Hood calls an “appropriate compensation” and not this $5,000 Quick Pay BS.

So all you people out there that feel you might be in this situation its time to contact and attorney. As you are reading this there is a form on the right to the attorney’s I have teamed up with. They are all good people that can take care of you if you feel you are in the situation that I have mentioned above.