Gulf Coast Claims Facility http://wwno.org en Judge: Websites are misleading oil spill claimants http://wwno.org/post/judge-websites-are-misleading-oil-spill-claimants <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A federal judge presiding over a proposed class-action settlement of BP oil spill claims says two websites can mislead visitors into believing they are filing official claims.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:06:35 +0000 MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | The Associated Press 16145 at http://wwno.org Man Accused of Defrauding Spill Victims' Fund http://wwno.org/post/man-accused-defrauding-spill-victims-fund <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; Federal prosecutors say a 41-year-old businessman who moved to New Orleans from Georgia after the catastrophic BP oil spill in 2010 has been charged with defrauding a compensation fund set up for victims.</p><p>The Justice Department says Dwayne Smith was charged last week on one count of mail fraud.</p><p>U.S. Attorney Jim Letten alleges Smith moved to New Orleans four months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion and set up a business called D&amp;D Designs.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 14:38:49 +0000 The Associated Press 11104 at http://wwno.org Feinberg Finishes With BP Claims Process http://wwno.org/post/feinberg-finishes-bp-claims-process <p>The attorney handling damage claims from the BP oil spill is no longer in charge of deciding compensation.&nbsp;A federal court is taking over jurisdiction.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 6675 at http://wwno.org