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Hundreds Of Fishermen Missing Checks From BP

 

BP Gives No Indication Of When Payments Resume

 

http://www.wdsu.com/news/24178322/detail.html

 

GRAND ISLE, La. --

 

Hundreds of fishermen from Lake Charles to Moss Point, Miss., were supposed to get checks from BP on Wednesday but didn't.

 

Wednesday night, their lawyer wanted answers.

 

Jeffrey Briet represents more than 500 fishermen, and he said the payment system he set up with BP required his clients to be paid every 30 days. Now that process has suddenly changed without warning, Briet said.

 

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"Not only did they spring it on us that the process has changed, but the people I've been dealing with for six weeks who've done a good job said, 'We don't know what the process is going to be. We're not authorized to talk to you about it. Someone from BP will contact you,'" he said.

 

But Briet said he hasn't heard from BP or its lawyers. He said the claims people have been given so much conflicting information about the process that they can't provide answers.

 

"They couldn't tell me," he said. "And I said, 'I've got 500 people I'm meeting on Saturday. They want to know what the process is.'"

 

It's not the first time BP has given conflicting information.

 

On June 11, BP's security contractors tried to keep WDSU from speaking to cleanup workers despite the fact that BP released a statement two days earlier saying the workers could speak to the media.

 

On May 14, St. Bernard Parish fishermen were upset with low pay and out-of-towners taking their work.

 

Briet said he's meeting with some fishermen from Moss Point Thursday morning and more on Saturday in Jennings. He said BP hasn't given him any indication when the payments will resume.

 

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BP Gives No Indication Of When Payments Resume

 

http://www.wdsu.com/news/24178322/detail.html

 

 

GRAND ISLE, La. --

 

Hundreds of fishermen from Lake Charles to Moss Point, Miss., were supposed to get checks from BP on Wednesday but didn't.

Wednesday night, their lawyer wanted answers.

Jeffrey Briet represents more than 500 fishermen, and he said the payment system he set up with BP required his clients to be paid every 30 days. Now that process has suddenly changed without warning, Briet said.

More Oil Spill News:

I-Team: Oil Cleanup Crews Rest More Than Work

Appeals Court To Hear Drilling Moratorium Case

"Not only did they spring it on us that the process has changed, but the people I've been dealing with for six weeks who've done a good job said, 'We don't know what the process is going to be. We're not authorized to talk to you about it. Someone from BP will contact you,'" he said.

But Briet said he hasn't heard from BP or its lawyers. He said the claims people have been given so much conflicting information about the process that they can't provide answers.

"They couldn't tell me," he said. "And I said, 'I've got 500 people I'm meeting on Saturday. They want to know what the process is.'"

It's not the first time BP has given conflicting information.

On June 11, BP's security contractors tried to keep WDSU from speaking to cleanup workers despite the fact that BP released a statement two days earlier saying the workers could speak to the media.

On May 14, St. Bernard Parish fishermen were upset with low pay and out-of-towners taking their work.

Briet said he's meeting with some fishermen from Moss Point Thursday morning and more on Saturday in Jennings. He said BP hasn't given him any indication when the payments will resume.

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Just a little reminder..............

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/bp-gu...ry?id=10933766

Are you embroiled in a dispute about pay? Maybe you're not getting the money you deserve? Or maybe someone else is getting more than they should?

Call Ken Feinberg, pay czar extraordinaire.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration revealed that Feinberg would take charge of a $20 billion escrow fund to compensate people and businesses harmed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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I have met and still friends with alot of guys from LA. When Katrina hit, many of the Cajun' carpenters headed north to work at our refineries. Some good guys. I went deer hunting down there in the Red River Area.

 

I have talked to many of them in the last 80 days, those people (Americans) can't get a break. If you really want to hear horror stories about the gov't, they are the ones to talk too.

 

It doesn't matter if your right or left, still very horrifyng.

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Are you embroiled in a dispute about pay? Maybe you're not getting the money you deserve? Or maybe someone else is getting more than they should?

Call Ken Feinberg, pay czar extraordinaire.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration revealed that Feinberg would take charge of a $20 billion escrow fund to compensate people and businesses harmed by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

I thought it was going to be an independent firm doing this. I hope there will be better tracking of this money than the stimulus money. I wonder how much will go for pay-offs to obama's buddies?

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View PostI thought it was going to be an independent firm doing this. I hope there will be better tracking of this money than the stimulus money. I wonder how much will go for pay-offs to obama's buddies?

 

 

It's just one more government sanctioned control arm with a hold on Americans.

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