From a great article by Dahr Jamail: Attorney Brian Donovan, with the Donovan Law Group in Tampa, Florida, believes Feinberg is simply doing what he is being paid by BP to do. “He’s doing his job,” Donovan says. “Feinberg is a defense attorney representing BP. To think otherwise is being foolish. As a defense attorney, he’s doing a great job for BP. But they are … Continue reading Agreed Brian, He’s BP’s Defense Attorney…
The Attorney General of Alabama, Luther Strange wrote a letter to Ken Feinberg about his concerns with the GCCF and the payment of claims, highlighting many of the problems with the process that have been highlighted here and on several other websites. Among his concerns: 1. Of all the claims reportedly paid, 98.9 % are the quick pay claims, claims that require no processing and … Continue reading Here come the Attorneys General…but where’s Obama?
When Judge Barbier of the US District Court ordered Feinberg last week to finally, start being honest with people and stop referring to himself and the GCCF as neutral or independent of British Petroleum, he opened a very significant door. And today is the day to kick that door down. Barbier has asked attorneys to file briefs on the claim fund’s compliance with the Oil … Continue reading Hey Everybody, It’s File a Brief Friday!
From the GCCF website: “Who is eligible for a Quick Payment? A Claimant who has been paid an Emergency Advance Payment from the GCCF of any kind can receive a Quick Payment. Thus any Claimant who has been paid an Emergency Advance Payment by the GCCF on a Lost Income, Property Damage, Removal and Clean Up, Loss of Subsistence Use, or Physical Injury/Death claim can … Continue reading Feinberg’s new quick pay loophole…the investigation
Guidepost Solutions, the investigative arm of Ken Feinberg and the GCCF = British Petroleum, have apparently been stirring up the Gulf’s waters these past couple of weeks. From their website’s masthead: “Guidepost Solutions LLC is a global investigations and security company with expertise in designing and managing the installation of physical security and life safety systems for both new and existing sophisticated facilities and operations. The … Continue reading It would appear Guidepost Solutions getting busy in the Gulf…
When it comes to our government and its accompanying systems, people tend to fall primarily into two camps: believers and skeptics. The believer tends to take the government’s word for it, listen to what they have to say and nod accordingly, maybe occasionally troubled by its actions but ultimately believing they are working for the greater good. The skeptic is more inclined to questions, more … Continue reading Q and A on Gulf Narratives…the skeptic’s lament.
Several meetings over two days, 2-300 people a meeting and so many, overwhelmingly critical of the GCCF’s Kenneth Feinberg who stood in front of everyone and extended his empathy, said he was doing the best he could, repeatedly said he would check into it, look it up, see what he could do while at the same time emphasizing the people harmed by BP’s oil spill … Continue reading As problems persist in the Gulf, listening ain’t hearing…
As a result of the Federal lawsuit against British Petroleum for violations of the Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act, estimates are the resulting fine for British Petroleum could be between $5 and $20 billion dollars, depending primarily upon whether BP is found grossly negligent in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon. Though these numbers have been written about for months, according to an … Continue reading BP, Feinberg and $4 Billion Dollars
Kenneth Feinberg, the arbitrator of BP’s oil spill fund, has forwarded twelve names to the Justice Department for fraudulently attempting to get money from the claims fund as reported in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Bloomberg. Not only this, his legal team is currently examining 2000 other claims they suspect to be fraudulent. Said Feinberg, “The fund is working closely with the … Continue reading Feinberg fights back in the press…and blows it.
To sue or not to sue, this has been a question on the minds of many in the Gulf Coast. As things currently stand, if a claimant accepts a final payment from the $20 billion dollar escrow fund being run by Ken Feinberg, that claimant gives up their right to sue for punitive damages, but in a new rule being considered by Feinberg, these claimants … Continue reading Now, BP wants claimants’ legal rights to sue other companies