June 8 Deadline Set for BP Settlement Claims

People and businesses who lost money because of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have until June 8 to file claims.

The deadline doesn't apply to seafood-related businesses. BP PLC made separate settlements for medical claims and for seafood-related business claims

A notice last week on the claims center's website says the deadline for other economic loss claims is six months from Dec. 6, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear BP's appeal.

The London-based oil giant argued that lower courts misinterpreted settlement terms, putting BP on the hook to pay inflated and bogus business claims.

According to the claims office website, more than 203,000 claims had been submitted by Friday. That includes nearly 89,700 businesses claiming economic loss.


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