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AG Hood to hear from oil spill victims in Waveland, Gulfport

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -

The first of Attorney General Jim Hood's town hall meetings concerning the Gulf oil spill will take place this morning at 8am in Waveland. He's also be in Gulfport later this afternoon from 2-5pm.

"It is important to me to hear directly from the claimants what they have been experiencing in this process," said Attorney General Hood, who will have members of his staff at the town hall meetings to listen to GCCF (Gulf Coast Claims Facility) claimants.

The Attorney General's Office is gathering information from those whose claims were denied. They also want to know more about the process, and what people have been through.

The meetings are being held in coordination with the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), Mississippi Center for Legal Services (MCLS) and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer's Project (MVLP) through the Mississippi Bar Association. Representatives from those organizations will be on hand to provide an overview of the claims process and will have attorneys available to assist with individual claim issues.

This week's meetings are as follows:

Tuesday March 29/8:00am-11:00am
Bay St Louis/Waveland
Leo Seal Community Room
529 Hwy 90
Waveland, MS
(across from Walmart, next door to Hancock Bank)

Tuesday March 29/2:00pm-5:00pm
Gulfport
Handsboro Community Center
1890 Switzer Rd
Gulfport, MS

Wednesday March 30/8:00am-11:00am
Biloxi
Bolton State Building (on the Back Bay)
1141 Bayview Ave. first floor
Biloxi, MS
*Vietnamese translation available at this location

Wednesday March 30/2:00 pm-5:00pm
Pascagoula
Jackson County Courthouse
2nd floor courtroom
3104 Magnolia Street
Pascagoula, MS

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