"BP Challenges Settlements in Gulf Oil Spill"

"NEW ORLEANS — BP is placing full-page advertisements in three of the nation’s largest newspapers on Wednesday as the company mounts an aggressive campaign to challenge what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to businesses after its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico."

"The ad, scheduled to be published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, accuses 'trial lawyers and some politicians' of encouraging Gulf Coast businesses to submit thousands of claims for inflated or nonexistent losses.

'Whatever you think about BP, we can all agree that it’s wrong for anyone to take money they don’t deserve,' the ad says. 'And it’s unfair to everyone in the Gulf — commercial fishermen, restaurant and hotel owners, and all the other hard-working people who’ve filed legitimate claims for real losses.'"

The Associated Press had the story June 25, 2013.

Source: AP, 06/26/2013