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Payments Have Been Finalized

AP | Posted 01.17.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- A mediator handling the distribution of about $5.3 million in donations to victims of the Colorado theater shootings said Friday that disbur...

Theater Shooting Victims Seek Fund Aid

AP | Posted 11.02.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Dozens of victims of the Colorado movie theater shootings have submitted claims to receive money from a fund set up to support them. Thursd...

Penn State Brings In The Big Guns

AP | MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 11.20.2012 | College

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its ef...

Gulf Activists Stage Protest as BP's Cleanup Slows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.21.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP's gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents.

Michael McAuliff

Eric Holder Names Class Action Lawyer To Run 9/11 Fund | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated to include an interview with John Feal. WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder named a veteran New York lawyer to h...

BP Hikes Claim Czar's Monthly Pay To $1.25 Million

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Documents provided by the administrator of BP's claims fund for Gulf oil spill victims show the oil giant agreed to increase his ...

Grand Isle Businesses Battered by BP Oil Disaster

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

2011-02-05-rockykistner.jpgFor over 30 years, the Rigauds owned one of the most popular eateries on Grand Isle, LA.

Judge: Spill Claims Czar Not Independent Of BP

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling...

Fishermen Dismayed Over Low Payouts in Spill Claims

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

For fishermen counting on checks for losses they sustained from the BP spill, the mail can bring the denial of a claim or a much slimmer payout than anticipated.

Oil Spill Lawyers Want Claims Czar Reined In

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Lead attorneys for people and businesses suing over the Gulf oil spill want a federal judge overseeing their cases to rein in the ...

Oil Spill Claimants Offered Quick Pay Option With A Catch

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — The administrator of a $20 billion fund doling out money to Gulf oil spill victims said Monday that people who want more ...

Happy Holidays From BP, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Under gray overcast skies eight months after the BP blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, waves of crude oil roll into estuaries, bayous, and onto the desert...

Fishermen Cling To Livelihoods During Spill Recovery

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana's commercial fishermen are "disaster veterans," trying to hang on, while the local seafood industry struggles to recuperate from BP's oil sp...

Abandoned By The Media, The Fisherman Of The Gulf Coast Struggle Along

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

The media has gone AWOL. Last week at a meeting in Buras, LA, fishermen gathered to talk about ways to show the public the oil is not gone. They felt abandoned and desperate.

Extreme Turbine Power Boats to Help Clean Up the Gulf

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

In its continuing effort to protect the public from toxic chemical exposure due to crude oil and Corexit dispersants, the City Of Orange Beach, Alabam...

The Well Is Capped, But BP Saga Continues

Gibson Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gibson Vance

It's important to remember that BP is not showing magnanimity by participating in a compensation program -- fund or no fund, they are legally obligated to pay for damages caused by their explosion and spill.

Kenneth Feinberg, Gulf Oil Fund Czar, Has Biggest Challenge Yet

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kenneth Feinberg is used to tough jobs. But his latest task--determining how to dole out the $20 billion BP is putting up to compensate victims of the...

Feinberg Let BP Go Back On Its Word to Compensate "All Legitimate Claims"

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As we remember the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I strongly urge Ken Feinberg, the Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, to reverse his decision not to pay victims' mental health claims.

Gulf Oil Spill Victims May Be Able to Sue Some Companies

Bloomberg | Jim Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Kenneth Feinberg, who today will start drawing from a $20 billion escrow fund for Gulf oil spill victims, hasn't decided whethe...

State's Oyster Growers Weigh Options in Claims Process

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oyster growers seeking compensation for losses after the spill worry that payments will hinge on whether damages were from fresh-water flows ordered by Governor Bobby Jindal or the presence of oil.

Oil Spill: The Ripple Effects

Vicky Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Vicky Collins

I finally got to the Gulf coast to work on a story about the oil spill for PBS NewsHour. I didn't see any oil, but what I did witness was a a boatload of fear.

Shahien Nasiripour

Pay Czar Names 17 Banks That Paid Huge Bonuses After Being Bailed Out | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The federal overseer entrusted with investigating Wall Street pay has declined to take action, arguing that the public wouldn't be served by going aft...

White House Pay Czar Expected To Blast 17 Banks For 'Ill-Advised' Payments To Execs

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama administration's "pay czar," is set to slam the leadership of 17 bailed-out banks and other financial institutions that pr...

Ken Feinberg, Obama Pay Czar: Bailout Firms Still Don't Get Public's Outrage Over Huge Pay Packages

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

White House pay czar Kenneth Feinberg said Monday that a number of firms under his jurisdiction remain out of sync with the rest of the nation on the ...

Wall Street Bankers Are Overpaid, Says Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Morgan Stanley Chairman John Mack said investment bankers are overpaid and Wall Street compensation won't decrease much because firms don't want to lo...