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As Gulf spill claims czar takes over, a checklist of promised changes

August 24, 2010 - By Sasha Chavkin, ProPublicaYesterday, independent paymaster Kenneth Feinberg took the reins from BP in managing damage claims from the Gulf oil spill. He has promised to make sweeping improvements in BP's system, which has been criticized by applicants as slow, bureaucratic and lacking in transparency.Our checklist of the fixes that Feinberg has promised describes the changes claimants can expect as Feinberg's Gulf Coast Claims Facility