It's right there in the book! Atlas Shrugged, p. 670!
Not really. The actual story is that a Chevron refinery had a fire, and a lot of people were inconvenienced. Some have a legitimate claim, like lost wages or a trip to the hospital to get checked out, but others just see a big ol' pot-o-money and want to get their fair share.
"It's disappointing," said Gallon, a 61-year-old Richmond resident who said he lived out of the area when others received payments of about $1,000 each after a fire at the refinery in the 1990s. "I want in on this one."
WTF happened to this country?