The town of Berwick will hire outside legal representation when they seek financial relief from BP over oil spill claims.
The town passed a resolution to retain lawyers Sam Gabb and Russell Stutes Junior. Berwick is looking for payments for economic damage after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf. The attorneys will notify BP under "the oil pollution act of claims" to recover sales tax losses because of the spill.
Stutes and Gabb will analyze the town's sales tax records from 1994 to 2012 to determine exactly how much revenue Berwick missed out on.