Jun 18, 2010 1:42 PM by Melissa Canone

BP has paid less than 12 percent of claims

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee says data it has
collected shows that BP has paid less than 12 percent of claims
submitted by people and businesses arising from the Gulf oil spill.
The committee said in a statement Friday that only $71 million
out of an estimated $600 million had been paid as of Tuesday. In
addition, the panel said that BP didn't make any payments in the
first two weeks following the explosion and oil spill.
Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers said he's concerned that
BP "is stiffing too many victims and shortchanging others."
The committee said BP hasn't made a single payment for bodily
injury or diminished home property value. BP officials did not
immediately respond to a request for comment.


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