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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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epf
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2012 5:29:17 AM

The owners have a legitimate concern.
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:36:05 PM

good for Bp
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Barfood
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 11:18:16 PM

As longer as those retailers don't gouge the buying public.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 9:44:28 PM

If they don't have to give BP a cut it sounds like they should get paid also.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 6:44:21 PM

Sounds like they might have a real gripe.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 4:16:12 PM

Whine, wine, whine, more wine!
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 3:47:57 PM

This world has sure become sue happy. Everyone is wanting something for nothing. Greed is what is destroying the greatest country in the world. And it won't be long at this rate.
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LostToo
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:25:55 PM

Okay...
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:17:49 PM

dbecks44 you it the nail on the head!!!!
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dbecks44
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:11:53 PM

The moral of the story is, "If the pie runs out of pieces before you get yours, bake another pie." Just another example of our sue-happy society.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:11:30 PM

lawyers always win
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:09:08 PM

....and the lawyers make more money.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:08:42 PM

Almost sounds like someone wanting to sue themselves.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:06:56 PM

Profit reason!
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:05:08 PM

Maybe it's in the contract with BP.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:04:56 PM

Will they finally get this settled and stop the bickering.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 2:02:29 PM

Legal mumbo-jumbo.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:57:56 PM

wheres ther piece of the pie?
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:56:46 PM

Couldn't get the total article to find out what's going on.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:56:10 PM

cant make everybody happy
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:49:16 PM

Everyone wants a piece of the action and a free ride on the bandwagon
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:49:07 PM

BP sucks and blows.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:48:27 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:48:10 PM

Big oil even screw there people
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:46:07 PM

BP = BIG PUTZ
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:45:05 PM

life isn't fair to a lot of us that need to buy the gas either
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:43:39 PM

seems unfair
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:42:50 PM

If they qualify, they should be able to participate.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:42:45 PM

If they have a case, they ought to be included.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:42:37 PM

BP sucks.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:42:15 PM

Greed
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:39:52 PM

I should get a piece of the pie and all the oil companies have squeezed every last dollar out of our wallets
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:39:51 PM


Anyone Else 2012!
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:39:04 PM

But the same companies got BILLIONS from the BP already..

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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:38:22 PM

Stick it to BP
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:36:28 PM

BP blows.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:36:24 PM

Everyone who had loses due to the spill should be included in the settlement and that includes everyone who paid higher gas prices due to the spill.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:36:20 PM

BP Spill problems will not go away & they shouldn't
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:34:44 PM

Is this an example of "street justice" and fair business practice?
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:33:04 PM

Doesn't sound fair does it?????????????
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:31:43 PM

Why not? As long as the stations aren't owned by BP, the oil spill probably caused them to lose business.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:31:34 PM

I need to be in on the settlment also.....and will express myself in November at the poll.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:30:53 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:28:24 PM

I should get some the settlement too...since i had to pay higher gas prices.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:27:45 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:25:27 PM

Just not right.
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:24:51 PM

GIVE ALL CREDIT TO LAWYERS AND POLITICIANS
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:23:24 PM

Why not!
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2012 1:21:17 PM

wow
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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.
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