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
August 16, 2010 -
By Sasha Chavkin, ProPublicaKenneth Feinberg, the independent administrator appointed by President
Barack Obama to oversee compensation for the Gulf oil spill, last week
described broad changes to BP's claims system that he will put in place
when he takes over the process.