There hasn’t been much in the news about this. Wednesday, April 20 is the deadline to for filing a claim against Transocean. Filing the short form preserves your rights and may also join you in the master lawsuit that has been filed against BP and the other defendants. There is no filing fee and a lawyer is not required to file the Short Form. However, if you would like advice regarding your legal rights or about filing this Short Form, you should contact a lawyer.
The federal lawsuit is separate from the claims process in the Gulf Coast Claims Facility. You may be able to participate in the federal lawsuit even if you already filed a claim with the GCCF.
For more information, visit Direct Filing Short Form