Forms
Last Updated: 09/27/2011

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1-877-497-5926
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SHORT-FORM JOINDER &
PLAINTIFF PROFILE FORMS

All Business or Individual Claimants must complete one of two forms:

Short-Form Joinder
(Claimants should use this form if they have NOT yet filed a complaint or petition in MDL 2179, and desire to assert causes of action subject to one or more Master Complaints. **  Claimants must bring or mail completed Joinder Forms to the Clerk’s Office at
500 Poydras Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130; represented claimants may e-file completed
Joinder Forms on CM-ECF.

E-Filing Instructions -
BP Oil Spill Menu: select ‘File/Amend Short Claim Form, CA 10-8888';
then select ‘BP Oil Spill Short Claim Form’)

or

Plaintiff Profile Form
(Claimants should use this form if they have already filed their own suit, or in the event that they file their own petition or complaint in a form other than the approved Short-Form Joinder. Completed forms must be sent to Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel served through Lexis Nexis File and Serve within 60 days of transfer to, removal to, or filing in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Pro Se Plaintiffs who have not filed an approved Short-Form Joinder should complete a Plaintiff Profile Form and provide to Plaintiff Liaison Counsel via e-mail at service@mdl2179plc.com or by mail to 600 Carondelet Street, Suite 802, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.)

Please view Pretrial Orders 24 and 25
for more information or contact Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel or Steering Committee–contact information is listed under the Contacts Tab.


AMENDMENT FORMS

To AMEND a Short-Form Joinder or a Plaintiff Profile Form, Claimants should complete an Amendment Form.

(If amending a Short-Form Joinder, Claimants must bring or mail completed Amendment Forms to the Clerk’s Office at 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130; represented claimants may e-file completed Amendment Forms on CM-ECF,
Case No. 10-cv-8888.

E-filing Instructions -
BP Oil Spill Menu: select ‘File/Amend Short Claim Form, CA 10-8888';
then select ‘BP Oil Spill Short Claim Form - Amendment’)

(If amending a Plaintiff Profile Form, the completed Amendment Form should be served on all Counsel using LexisNexis® File and Serve, as provided in Pretrial Order 12.)

Please view Pretrial Order 42 for more information or contact Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel or Steering Committee–contact information is listed under the Contacts Tab.


DISMISSAL FORMS

To DISMISS a Short-Form Joinder and/or an individual Complaint, Claimants should complete a Dismissal Form.

(Claimants should use this form if they wish to withdraw their claim from MDL 2179 and/or the Limitation Action against Transocean. Claimants must bring or mail completed Dismissal Forms to the Clerk’s Office at 500 Poydras Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130; represented claimants may e-file completed Dismissal Forms on CM-ECF. If dismissing a
Short-Form Joinder, the Dismissal Form should be filed in Case No. 10-cv-8888, which will be deemed a simultaneous filing in MDL 2179 and the Limitation Action, 10-2771.

E-filing Instructions -
BP Oil Spill Menu: select ‘Dismissal of Short Claim Form, CA 10-8888'

(If dismissing only an INDIVIDUAL Complaint, and NOT a Short-Form Joinder, the Dismissal Form should be filed in MDL 2179, 10-md-2179.

E-filing Instructions -
BP Oil Spill Menu: select ‘Dismissal of Member Case, MDL 10-2179'

Please view Pretrial Order 42 for more information or contact Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel or Steering Committee–contact information is listed under the Contacts Tab.


RELEASE OF MEDICAL & EMPLOYMENT RECORDS
FOR CERTAIN BUNDLE A & B3 PLAINTIFFS

Any Bundle A or Bundle B3 plaintiff who alleges personal injury must complete the Authorization and Direction for Disclosure and Release of Medical Records. Bundle A Plaintiffs must complete authorization forms with respect to any medical provider who has rendered care since January 1, 2008. Bundle B3 plaintiffs must complete authorization forms with respect to any medical provider who has rendered care since April 20, 2010.

Bundle A plaintiffs must also complete the Authorization and Direction for Disclosure of Employee/Personnel Records for each of the plaintiff’s employers from January 1, 2008 to present.

Bundle B3 plaintiffs who allege personal injury AND lost work-time must also complete the Authorization and Direction for Disclosure of Employee/Personnel Records for each of the plaintiff’s employers from January 1, 2010 to present.

(Completed forms should be sent directly to Liskow & Lewis, One Shell Square, 701 Poydras Street, Suite 5000, New Orleans, LA 70139-5099, or served on all counsel using LexisNexis® File & Serve, as provided in Pretrial Order No. 12. Completed forms must NOT be filed publicly.)

Please view Pretrial Order 42 for more information or contact Plaintiffs’ Liaison Counsel or Steering Committee–contact information is listed under the Contacts Tab.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITY SHORT FORM

Local Government Entities may use the Local Government Entity Short Form to join the Local Government Entity Master Complaint.**  Claimants must bring or mail completed Joinder Forms to the Clerk’s Office at
500 Poydras Street, New Orleans Louisiana 70130; represented claimants may e-file completed Joinder Forms on CM-ECF.

E-filing Instructions -
BP Oil Spill Menu:
Select ‘File Local Government Short Form Joinders CA 10-9999'

Please view Pretrial Order 33 for more information.

 


** By Order of the Court (10-md-2179, Rec. Docs. 4041, 4061), Short-Form Joinders and Local Government Entity Short Forms filed after September 16, 2011 are not effective to assert a claim in the Transocean Limitation, Case No. 10-2771, though they are still effective to join one or more Master Complaints in the MDL. Claimants who wish to file in the Limitation Proceeding after September 16, 2011 may only do so with a Court Order granting leave to file after September 16, 2011.