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January 14, 2013

BP Client Update: Final approval of Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement

On Friday, Jan.11, 2013, District Court Judge Barbier entered an Order and Judgment Granting Final Approval of the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement. If this Order is not appealed, the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement will become final and effective as soon as the appeal deadline expires.

We do anticipate, however, that one or more persons may appeal the Court's decision.

There has been a lot of work done so that the Claims Administrator will be prepared to provide benefits promptly if the Medical Benefits Class Action Settlement becomes effective. In addition, the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program component has received initial funding and begun its work.

Please do not feel compelled to contact us. This message is only intended to acknowledge that there has been an important step forward in the settlement process.

If you have questions, please contact the attorney who has been assigned to your case (s).