"If you sign this Individual Release, none of these uncertain future events will affect you," is what the language says in the release.
BP is arguing for restitution plus interest because of a new "revenue matching policy" that claims administrator Patrick Juneau had to adopt after BP won the change on appeal.
The new policy requires Juneau's staff to match a business claimant's revenues to expenses even if the spending takes place at a different time than the money is earned, and outside the period used to calculate business losses after the oil spill. The complex policy, No. 495 in Juneau's administration requires time-consuming reviews of more than 20,000 pending business loss claims.