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Oil Spill Claims

Oil giant BP has promised to pay for the damage caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. For many fishermen and beachside hotels and restaurants, the company’s money may be all that keeps them from losing their businesses. And now, some local governments are getting in on the claims process, hoping to recoup lost revenues they say are related to the spill. We’ll explore how the claims process works and what types of claims BP will be paying.

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Carl NelsonCarl NelsonAdmiralty and Maritime Lawyer with Fowler White Boggs Law Firm
Jeff SewardJeff SewardChief Financial Planning Officer for Sarasota County
Steve YerridSteve YerridFlorida’s Special Counsel on Oil-Spill Issues
Phil CochranePhil CochraneBP Spokesman
Dean PruittOwner of DeMar Fishing in Madeira Beach

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