NEW ORLEANS — Thursday is the deadline for claimants to postmark written requests to opt out of the multibillion-dollar pact between BP PLC and a team of plaintiffs’ attorneys.
The architects of a proposed class-action settlement of claims spawned by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are confident it won’t be derailed by thousands of businesses and individuals opting out of the deal.
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the court-supervised claims process, said roughly 2,300 potential plaintiffs had asked to opt out as of Wednesday. But Juneau said a final number won’t be known until early next week. And some of the opt-out requests are coming from people who aren’t eligible to participate in the settlement, he added.
BP has the right to terminate the settlement agreement if an undisclosed number of claimants opt out of the deal.
Read between the lines!
Individuals may not be voluntarily opting out but rather being excluded based on criteria that has been ‘constructed’ to make them ineligible.
The right brush in the hand of the right painter can create whatever mirage need be painted…ya dig?!