Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Attorney General Strange Lauds District Court Order in Oil Spill Case

Staff Report

From the Office of Attorney General Luther Strange

(MONTGOMERY) – Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange today praised United States District Judge Carl Barbier’s order clarifying what type of claims resulting from the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill would be exempt from an assessment of attorneys’ fees.  “I am extremely pleased with the district court’s order, which ensures that Alabamians who endured the GCCF process will receive 100% of their settlements,” said General Strange.

Among the claims held to be exempt from a 6% “hold back” to fund plaintiffs attorneys’ work are settlements between private citizens and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and recoveries by the State of Alabama for clean-up costs and damages to natural resources.  Last Friday, AG Strange had asked the court to exempt private citizens who settled with the GCCF from paying attorneys’ fees.

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.

More from APR


The Republican Attorneys General Association's Rule of Law Defense Fund paid for robocalls urging attendance on Jan. 6.


The Alabama Forestry Association announced last week that it has endorsed Steve Marshall for a second full term.


Steve Marshall will be joined by supporters for a noon announcement on the steps of the Attorney General’s Office.


Roberson and Gilbert's convictions were upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.