Re: Tired of the lies:



"whistler" <azwhistler@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:1630209c-0ad2-4dee-a3c3-81a173abe53a@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

This is also the end of B.P. The claims will go on forever.

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Or at least 'til all the plaintiffs die off:

Yet Exxon made high profits even in the aftermath of the most expensive oil spill in history. They made $3.8 billion profit in 1989 and $5 billion in 1990. And this occurred while Exxon disputed cleanup costs nearly every step of the way.

Exxon fought paying damages and appealed court decisions multiple times, and they have still not paid in full. Years of fighting and court appeals on Exxon’s part finally concluded with a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2008 that found that Exxon only had to pay $507.5 million of the original 1994 court decree for $5 billion in punitive damages. And as of 2009, Exxon had paid only $383 million of this $507.5 million to those who sued, stalling on the rest and fighting the $500 million in interest owed to fishermen and other small businesses from more than 12 years of litigation.

Twenty years later, some of the original plaintiffs are no longer alive to receive, or continue fighting for, their damages. An estimated 8,000 of the original Exxon Valdez plaintiffs have died since the spill while waiting for their compensation as Exxon fought them in court.

http://www.americanprogress.org/pressroom/releases/2010/05/bpoilprofits.html

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