Oh man, sometimes this story just writes itself…from the – “are you serious?” file comes this article in the Times Picayune:
A spokeswoman for the Gulf Coast Claims Facility told The Associated Press on Thursday that fund czar Ken Feinberg has agreed to pay New York University professor Stephen Gillers for a letter he produced stating that Feinberg is neutral and not subject to BP’s direction or control. Spokeswoman Debra DeShong Reed wouldn’t say how much Gillers is being paid.
Okay, so like the lawyers he hired to help claimants understand the claims process and their rights, Ken Feinberg, your “neutral” arbitrator of the GCCF is also using British Petroleum money to pay an NYU professor to say he is ethical and neutral.
Nahh, no conflict of interest there, none at all.
Just one question, if Feinberg is so ethical and neutral, why couldn’t he find someone who might be willing to write a letter saying so for free?
Have a nice day.