…the parking lot empty at DoRan Seafood?
One of the largest employers of Independence, Louisiana, the DoRan seafood processing plant is mostly shut down, “Usually in October, this time of year we usually run about 10 to 12 hours a day, five days a week, with about 40 to 50 employees,” said the owner, Randy Pearce, “As of the end of September, we’re looking at (shrimp) numbers probably down about 80 to 90 percent from the catch in Louisiana.”
Paging Ken Feinberg…Mr. Feinberg?
Hello? You out there?
Randy Pearce continues, “We got originally $66,000 from BP, since Feinberg came in we’ve gotten nothing.”
“I think the last time they came was two months ago,” added Jeff Schwab, DoRan’s Operations Manager, “And they said 10 to 14 days you’re going to have an answer.”
Pearce said he has a multi-million dollar claim.
So, what gives?
Ken Feinberg is hired/appointed to run a claims fund and here is an indivudual with what appears to be a strong claim, yet he is not only having a diffult time getting the compensation for damages his business deserves, hell, he can’t even get a response from the GCCF to tell him what is going on.
Apparently Feinberg is a bit busy?
Perhaps he is hard at work polishing that speech he’ll be giving at Pepperdine University on November 14th, you know, in celebration of himself and the good job he’s doing. In any case, we do know where Feinberg is not, he isn’t doing his fucking job making sure the former employees of, and the DoRan Seafood company itself is getting the money they need to stay afloat, so they can be operational and/or still around to work when/if the Gulf gets back to normal.
Right now, the plant is actually bringing in shrimp from the East Coast, and there ain’t nothing normal about that…nothing. Randy Pearce figures he’s got about six months left before shutting down for good, and he’s questioning whether Feinberg even cares.
Hey Ken? He isn’t the only one wondering, not by a long shot…
Read the article:
Action Report: Tangipahoa seafood processor still begging Feinberg for help
Have a nice day.