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Cashing in at BP's expense
Are businesses in Florida taking money they don't deserve from an oil spill settlement program, or did BP just rush into an agreement it now regrets?
As BP battles in the courts of law and public opinion against how the spill compensation program plays out, it’s drawn 13 examples from Florida of what it says are more than 1,000 businesses taking money they don’t deserve. In this article, we examine some of the claims, their legal and financial windfall -- or fallout -- and look at what's happening now.
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