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Well, it appears that "Dracula is now fully in charge of the Blood Bank". But HEY! If BP, its Management, and "in-house" and "out-house" Counsel don't care, why should anyone else care? Only in Louisiana. Ashton O'Dwyer.
I'm sure BP knew exactly what they were doing when they dropped the appeal against Juneau. Just like Juneau knew exactly what it was going to take to keep his $3m+/year job.
Considering all the amount of evidence shed to light on this site, as well as BPs former bid to remove Pat as the administrator, this increase in power is very surprising.Based off your previous post, couldn't that power be abused in other ways?
One can only hope he's that fucking arrogant. I would love to go in to discovery regarding the previous post.
What's to discover? The 5th Circuit wanted a matching policy, so the District Court asked Juneau for one, and he developed Policy 495, BP loves and the plaintiffs hate. So BP had nothing to gain by prolonging its appeal to bounce Juneau (based on a supposedly undisclosed conflict) that it probably would have lost anyway.
You don't understand what I'm saying.
Or maybe I misunderstood what you were implying. I took your comment as a threat to me and the blog.
Now I get it. I read your comment ("I would love to go in to discovery about the previous post") to mean that you wondered why BP had "dropped the appeal against Juneau" (e.g., whether there was any quid pro quo from Juneau). On reflection, perhaps I mistook your reference to "the previous post" -- which was about IBM -- to mean the previous comment (which was about BP's now-abandoned effort to replace Juneau).
For anyone who bought into Patrick Juneau’s game of just file a claim as a PRO SE and we’ll pay you. Now’s the time to lawyer up or start studying the procedures on filing a response when you get a docket number issued on your claim from the 5th Circuit Court.“This will be Patrick Juneau`s swan song, in many peoples opinion. The BP Settlement will be ran by Judge Barbier and administered by Patrick Juneau, it is called the BP Court Supervised Settlement. The BP Settlement promises transparency and quick payouts. You do not need an Attorney to be a part of the BP Settlement, though some websites out there tell you, you do, they lie.”I don’t think you can rely on this bunch any longer. You will not be charged for these lawyers. As the saying goes you get what you pay for!From the class notice:30. Do I have a lawyer in this case?The Court has appointed Stephen J. Herman (Lead Class Counsel), James Parkerson Roy (Lead Class Counsel), Brian H. Barr, Jeffery A. Breit, Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Philip F. Cossich, Jr., Robert T. Cunningham, Alphonso Michael Espy, Calvin C. Fayard, Jr., Robin L. Greenwald, Ervin A. Gonzalez, Rhon E. Jones, Matthew E. Lundy, Michael C. Palmintier, Joseph F. Rice, Paul M. Sterbcow, Scott Summy, Mikal C. Watts and Conrad S. P. Williams as “Economic & Property Damages Class Counsel” to represent the E&PD Class Members. You will not be charged for these lawyers. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer in this case, you may hire one at your own expense.
Fuck this settlement. It has turned in to a game of never ending bullshit. The claimants are getting bombarded with nonsense requests from 495, atleast half will just give up. With the statute about to run the claimants will remain the victims.
Even if you are lucky enough to finally get paid, don't spend the money. Not only is there no prescription on claw backs, the rules of civil procedure, evidence and due process don't apply. At least not to the SM and CA.
I see that Transocean just announced a $212M settlement with the class plaintiffs, along the lines of the $1.1B deal that Halliburton announced in early September 2014 with those plaintiffs. Anyone have an idea how that additional $1.3B gets allocate among members of the settlement class? Is it in addition to whatever BP pays, or does it just relieve $1.3B of BP's obligation to the class (in which case there wouldn't seem to be any incremental benefit the class)?
I am seeing a noticeable increase in eligibility notices for BEL claims mostly under $100k with 30-50% reduction in claim award. Do we bend over and take 50 cents on the dollar and move on with life, seems there is no other option after 495. Also, a lot of denials because policy blah blah blah says you have to produce this nonsense document from May of 2008 or your claim will be denied. What is the play here, I am sure they are trying to get the stats up.
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