BP Spill Claims Left Out of $8.5 Billion Pact Move Into Court

BP Spill Claims Left Out of $8.5 Billion Pact Move Into Court

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A fisherman throws a net to catch mullet, known to locals as Biloxi bacon, off the pier in Long Beach, Mississippi. BP’s settlement assigned some value to economic-loss claims throughout Louisiana and Mississippi, with claim values decreasing the further away they were from the coast.