W&L Claims Fund Meetings for Gulf Coast

During the month of October 2010, the our oil spill attorneys will be providing information to those impacted by the BP oil spill disaster and how to file claims to the Gulf Coast Compensation Fund (GCCF).

For more information about these meetings, as well as vital information about your legal rights to seek compensation for your oil spill-related losses, please complete the form.

IMPORTANT: If your livelihood or property has been affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill, we urge you to seek the advice of a lawyer before signing job applications, requests for financial reimbursement or other documents. You may be signing away your legal rights to take part in a class action lawsuit.

WHO: Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.

WHAT: Weitz & Luxenberg and Levin Papantonio environmental attorneys invite business owners and employees of hotels, restaurants, and commercial fishing operations, and others facing financial loss caused by the BP oil spill, to register to attend one of our meetings scheduled throughout Florida.

These briefings, hosted by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), will feature important information about your legal options and how to calculate financial losses due to the oil spill. Our attorneys will be on-hand to answer questions about submitting BP oil claims to the Gulf Coast Compensation Fund and address other related issues.

In addition to these in-person meetings, Robin Greenwald, the head of the Weitz & Luxenberg Environmental and Toxic Torts unit and Brian Barr, the head of Levin Papantonio’s environmental unit, will host several Webinars on how to determine if you have a valid claim and ensure your claim will be given the attention it deserves.

“This environmental disaster has caused severe economic hardship for the hospitality industry throughout the Gulf, the Gulf coast commercial seafood industry and other small-business owners and employees who depend upon the tourism industry to earn their living,” said Greenwald, adding, “regardless of whether your area has been spoiled physically by oil on the beaches or in the air, you have been harmed by the actions of BP and others and deserve to be justly compensated.”

To register for a Webinar or meeting, please visit the FRLA website. Those affected by the BP oil spill disaster may also discuss their situation and get a free legal review.

WHERE AND WHEN:

Webinars Friday, October 8, 2010 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST); Tuesday, October 19, 2010 (2 a.m. – 3 a.m. EST); and Tuesday, October 26, 2010 (10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST)

On-site Meetings October 4, 2010 Jacksonville: Crown Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront, 1201 Riverplace Road, 10 am – noon. Pensacola: Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, 12 Via De Luna, 10 am – noon and 3 pm – 5 pm.

October 5, 2010 Panama City: Majestic Beach Resort, 10811 Front Beach Road, 10 am – noon and 3 pm – 5 pm. Gainesville: Best Western Gateway Grand, 4200 NW 97th Boulevard, 10 am – noon. Holmes Beach: Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 10 am – noon. Sarasota: The Ritz Carlton —Sarasota, 1111 Ritz Carlton Drive, 7 pm – 10 pm.

October 6, 2010 Destin: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, 4000 S. Sandestin Boulevard, 10 am – noon and 3 pm – 5 pm. Naples: Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, 10 am – noon.

October 12, 2010 Tallahassee: Hotel Duval, 415 N. Monroe Street, 10 am – noon and 3 pm – 5 pm. St. Petersburg: Hilton Carillon, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, 10 am – noon. Tampa: Wyndam Hotel (formerly Quorum), 700 N. Westshore Boulevard, 7 pm – 9 pm.

October 19, 2010 Key West: Waldorf Astoria Casa Marina, 1500 Reynolds Street, 4 pm – 6 pm.

October 20, 2010 Miami: Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 S.W. 27th Avenue, 9 am – 11 am. Port St. Joe: Port Inn, 501 Monument Avenue, 10 am – noon and 3 pm – 5 pm.

Get Help From Weitz & Luxenberg

For over 25 years, Weitz & Luxenberg’s lawyers have been fighting for the rights of those whose property, health and livelihoods have been impacted by environmental pollution, and we are ready to help you, your family and your business.

If your business or family is facing property damage or business interruption by the BP Gulf oil spill disaster, please complete the form to have your possible lawsuit reviewed by our firm.

A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will contact you as soon as possible.

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