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Deepwater Horizon court says Florida business must return $2.1 million, alleges loans misrepresented as income

Special Master Louis FreehNEW ORLEANS – An Alabama couple faces the forfeiture of their $2.1 million Deepwater Horizon damage settlement claim after court officials accused them of characterizing loan proceeds as income in an effort to increase their award amount.Barbara J. Stokes and Scott B. Stokes, of Huntsville, Ala. are the latest to come into the crosshairs of Louis Freeh, special master in the

Second lawsuit against Kenneth Feinberg filed in Florida

Feinberg A second lawsuit has been filed in the state of Florida against Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the $20 billion Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF), claiming the GCCF "starves" claimants before paying a "miniscule percent of all damages."

Florida governor urged by congressmen to sue BP, is considering options

Scott Several reports out of Florida indicate that Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi are considering whether or not to join the litigation over the BP oil spill.