Friday, April 17, 2015

DHECC - In Hale Scoreboard, April 17, 2014

Steve Herman and crew are currently donning their finest Joe Isuzu imitation to convince the court, and everyone, that the DHECC is doing a fine job.

Unfortunately for them numbers don't lie:

A settlement designed to compensate hundreds of thousands falls short.

86,334 Denied claimants.
59,028 Unique claimants paid.

DWH Status updates from April 1, 2015 thru April 16, 2015 the claim center numbers. 

Payments to 1046 new unique claimants paid break down as follows.

18 Seafood 
12 IEL
0 Festival Vendors
423 BEL
12 Start ups
1 Failed Business
88 Coastal Claims
18 Wetland
8 Real Property sales
499 Subsistence
1 VoO
1 Vessel damage

Total new Denials 316

47 Eligible with no payment
19 Exclusion Denials
53 Prior GCCF Release Denials
78 Causation Denials
119 Other Denials

This is a first after mailing out the deadline notice the incomplete denials that reached a high of 49,283 on April 10 have been reduced.

-519 Incomplete Denials cured, re-filed or re-tracked due to Court Vendors found error.

And then we have the appeals BP has appealed some new offers even as they run those ads telling the world they are committed to the Gulf. 

505 Appeals pending unresolved.
68 New appeals filed.
211 Under Discretionary Court Review the next Black Hole.


Also, check out this article at Law 360 if you can, I can't reprint the article because it's behind a paywall:

Deepwater Class Payments At "Abysmal" Levels, Court Told

And this comment bump and link from Anon:

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Bayou Cornehole - How deep does it go?": 

Plaintiffs' Steering Committee And BP Finalize Settlement 

NEW ORLEANS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) leading the litigation surrounding the 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill today announced that it has finalized its settlement with BP.

"The people and businesses of the Gulf Coast stand to reap great benefits from these settlements," said Plaintiffs' Co-Liaison Counsel, James P. Roy and Stephen J. Herman. "We have held BP fully accountable for the Deepwater Horizon tragedy less than two years after the spill. Through extensive arms-length, good faith negotiations, hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and businesses will be made whole."

The methodologies and protocols implemented by the Court Supervised Oil Spill Settlement Program are agreed to by the proposed Class and BP. The frameworks for compensation are transparent and provide proposed Class members with great flexibility in determining the amount of their damages. The frameworks are designed to allow proposed Class members to calculate their claims in a manner that provides the best result for them or their business. Further, the Claims Administrator has a duty to work with proposed Class members to ensure that they are receiving the entirety of what they are owed.

"The medical settlement will provide hundreds of thousands with the care they so desperately need, and through the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program, bolster the region's healthcare infrastructure for years to come," said Roy and Herman.

The things puppets say: 

“Hundreds of thousands of Gulf Coast residents and businesses will be made whole."

"The medical settlement will provide hundreds of thousands with the care they so desperately need”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would anyone ever buy this settlement knowing policy 495 was part of the plan and we would deal with another 510 policies all announced after the Fairness Hearing?

The deal is all but done. Now it's time to sell it.

Days after they announced a multibillion-dollar settlement, BP PLC and a committee of plaintiffs' attorneys are working out details of an agreement to resolve more than 100,000 claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

They must persuade a federal judge that the settlement is fair and equitable, “ but the sales job doesn't end there because the deal already has its critics.”

Great job PSC by putting lipstick on this pig.

Remember the saying from Scare Face


Where are you DOJ just don’t take your 12 billion and run!!!!