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Law Professor Analyzes Proposed BP Settlement, Health Claims, in MultiDistrict Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Litigation

Law Professor Mitch Crusto analyzed the proposed multi-billion dollar, partial settlement and its relationship to Multi-District Litigation during an interview with The Associated Press (AP). He is quoted in the AP piece “BP Settlement includes New Health Claims Process, on March 4, 2012.” He noted that the proposed partial settlement including a system for monitoring health concerns and compensating people ill from the disaster was a smart move for BP. “It helps give the impression that BP is a responsible company.” Specifically on the medical claims process, Crusto added that Judge “Barbier would be less inclined to accept settlement if there was not some process to handle medical claims.” Crusto has been quoted in newspapers and appeared on television and radio relative to the BP Fund, including on National Public Radio.