TITLE

Gulf Spill Paymaster Says He Has Eliminated Claims Backlog -- While Claimants Disagree

AUTHOR(S)
Chavkin, Sasha
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Pro Publica;9/26/2010, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the payments of oil spill damage by BP PLC. Gulf spill claims czar Kenneth Feinberg stated that his process has cleared the backlog of older unpaid claims. Also, the efficiency of the payment process has been increased and it is now processing 2,000 claims per day. As the data from his process revealed, 39,000 claims have been paid, 27,000 have been tagged for further documentation and 8,700 are under review. But some claimants disagree.
ACCESSION #
66338562

 

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