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  • Lawyers to Staff Oil Spill Claims Offices

    December 28, 2010 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The group administering BP's compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill has hired several law firms and a claims administration company to help people applying for shares of the $20 billion fund. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility announced Tuesday that the lawyers will be... more »
  • Feinberg to lay out details on BP spill claims

    November 24, 2010 7:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The deadline to make an emergency Gulf of Mexico oil spill claim is over and the administrator of the $20 billion fund is laying out more details about what happens next. Kenneth R. Feinberg is going to talk to reporters Wednesday about how the process will... more »
  • Geographic Proximity no Longer Plays a Role in Oil Spill Claims

    October 4, 2010 12:09 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of the fund doling out money to Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims says geographic proximity to oil-impacted areas will no longer play a role in whether people and businesses are compensated. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the Gulf Coast Claims Facility,... more »
  • Geographical Location Will Play a Key Role in Oil Spill Claims

    August 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the Gulf Coast Claims... more »
  • Feinberg Promises Quick Response on Spill Claims

    August 18, 2010 11:12 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The man taking over the Gulf oil spill claims process from BP promised spill victims fast service, with short term emergency payments coming in two days for individuals and seven days for businesses if their applications are properly documented. Ken Feinberg told crowds in Louisiana on... more »
  • Oil Spill Claims Would Be "Crazy" To Bypass Fund And Take Their Chances In Court

    July 19, 2010 1:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund says fishermen and others with lost income claims would be "crazy" to bypass the fund and take their chances in court. Ken Feinberg said at speech Monday that that he will be much more generous than... more »
  • Spill Claims: Tough Issues To Deal With

    June 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of a program set up to compensate Gulf oil spill victims, tells Congress that some of the claims he'll be asked to decide will involve tough calls. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Florida Republican, told Feinberg he was worried about hotels and restaurants on... more »
  • Head of Spill Claims Back to Gulf

    June 22, 2010 12:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man in charge of a $20 billion fund to compensate people whose livelihoods have been ruined by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill headed back to the coast Tuesday to talk with officials about the claims process. Kenneth Feinberg, tapped by the White House to... more »
  • Fallout From Oil Spill Claims First Casualty at the Interior Department

    May 17, 2010 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The fallout from the Gulf oil spill has claimed its first casualty at the Interior Department. Chris Oynes, who oversees offshore drilling programs at the Minerals Management Service, will retire at the end of the month, according to an e-mail sent by an agency official to staff... more »

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