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BP fuel sellers object to settlement exclusion

Anchorage Daily News online -- The Associated Press

Published: April 27th, 2012 02:28 PM
Last Modified: April 27th, 2012 02:30 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Owners of service stations that sell BP-brand fuel argue they have been unfairly excluded from the proposed class-action settlement of economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In a court filing Friday, lawyers for two Georgia-based companies that sell fuel under the BP name and logo ask U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to inquire why the settlement agreement between BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys excludes them when other service stations are eligible.

Barbier said Wednesday that he is leaning toward giving his preliminary approval to the proposed deal and planned to rule within a week. The judge also said he will have months to


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madison8359
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:20:11 PM

And they think it is fair to get some money enen though they are part of the problem.
brbts
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:16:07 PM

Everyone wants their piece of the pie.
alaskan101
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:16:05 PM

Smoke and mirrors
us30ride
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:15:29 PM

so, this will lower gasoline prices?
kelly1016
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:14:40 PM

The courts will decide. I am not sure why any service stations are being compensated. What is thier damages from the spill.

[Edited by: kelly1016 at 4/29/2012 1:16:33 PM EST]
nigelb
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:14:01 PM

A lot of lawyers are going to be a lot richer, but it does appear to be a bit unfair to exclude the BP brand selling service stations.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:13:38 PM

we live in a very whineing society
DABEE1073
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:10:59 PM

WHERE IS MY SETTLEMENT????
vegboy
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:06:45 PM

I'll call the WAH-bulance.
PittSlovak
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:03:34 PM

Everybody wants some.
jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:00:58 PM

interesting
gasper
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:57:44 PM

Many BP station are owner managed but contracted to purchase gas from BP they should also be included in class action suit.
sehonda
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:55:21 PM

lawyers and speculators - who needs them
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:50:55 PM

More money for the lawyers
MJIOWA
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:45:11 PM

OK
menagerie1013
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:43:45 PM

The gas station owners have no control over what the parent company does.
marlita
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:43:40 PM

I agree with BeePBeeP2
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:43:35 PM

You got that right BeePBeeP2.
BrucePen
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:43:27 PM

To bad you picked the wrong oil companies signs.
jackster111
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:43:27 PM

hmmmm
Holly123
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:42:17 PM

Something stinks here too.
SUSANCK
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:38:24 PM

None of them should get any money back...
BeePBeeP2
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:37:23 PM

Those dealers were harmed and should be able to sue. The dealers have absolutely no say in BP's policies and business practices that brought about the spill but they were on the front line of public displeasure which negatively effected their businesses.
bpj13
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:36:30 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:35:48 PM

ok
animal_rights
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:35:46 PM

A fitting punishment for BP execs is to make them live every moment covered in oil so they really know how it feels. They must also live in a home flooded with oil. And walk down the street holding a sign stating their part in the mess.
EmperorsFinest
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:34:07 PM

Everyone involved should pay the piper...
NanookAK
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:33:25 PM

Too bad.
maske_2222
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:33:09 PM

Interesting......
DTroytNC
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:30:22 PM

Sorry for these guys.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:25:08 PM

BP will never go away
Hugo40
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:24:03 PM

Everyone suffers.
Kaiyne
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:22:09 PM

I don't feel sorry for them....
mconley1967
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:20:38 PM

Ok
Sam195
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:20:31 PM

I feel no sympathy for gas station owners.
Indy1
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:20:09 PM

Good luck in court
RBob
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:18:05 PM


Hope they find a good and objective federal judge. Good luck.



mikerroy
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:18:04 PM

Everyone want to cash in.
commins
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:17:13 PM

The courts are NOT always right no matter what anyone says
pig12
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:16:57 PM

What are you gonna do?
bababooey2
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:16:06 PM

Oh well.
BBHybrid
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:14:53 PM

they want to profit not pay
essel
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:14:52 PM

good may be i get some money now
niceguytx
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:14:34 PM

I am not sure why or if that affects gas prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:14:04 PM

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH
Number43
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:12:37 PM

I don't care.
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:12:15 PM

If they were wronged then they should be able to file.
kzrooster
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:07:47 PM

Wow, will continue to read about this.
dangasman
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 12:04:29 PM

B P left us high and dry on feb 29 they pulled out of here. covered r signs, took credit card program out of cashregister system. we have same dealer butt no b p gas,marathon temporaly.
majormarket
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:50:20 AM

We will just to have to wait and see how good the BP station owners' lawyers are in making their points.
gbs1
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:18:01 AM

This does not make sense.
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:09:52 AM

Good point Bar1035.
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