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Attorneys advising Mississippians to file claims in BP suit

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Local residents meet with attorneys from Mississippi Oil Spill Claims Thursday night. Local residents meet with attorneys from Mississippi Oil Spill Claims Thursday night.
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

People in our area who may have suffered financial losses because of the BP oil spill are being encouraged to file a claim before April of next year. That's the deadline set by a federal court in New Orleans to claim damages from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thursday night, Mississippi Oil Spill Claims, PLLC, a law firm specializing in BP claims, hosted an informational meeting at the Lake Terrace Convention Center to encourage both individuals and businesses to consider filing claims.

"There is a committed fund of $7.8 billion, $2.4 billion had been paid out as of a month ago, March 11th, and the amount of money that's available to qualified claimants is not limited...that's just the money that's been funded so far," said Brian Montague, an attorney with Mississippi Oil Spill Claims, PLLC.

That firm also hosted a similar meeting in January.

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