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GM Announces Compensation Program For Victims Of Ignition Switch Crashes

AP/The Huffington Post | JOAN LOWY & TOM KRISHER | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

General Motors is prepared to offer at least $1 million in compensation for each victim that died as a result of defective ignition switches in GM veh...

GM Recall: What Needs to Happen Next

Ami Gadhia | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

As the answers come to light, Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, has a list of policy recommendations to raise the bar for accountability and help prevent another safety crisis.

Boston Fund Director On Donations: 'I've Never Seen Anything Like This'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact

The director of the One Fund Boston –- the world’s “foremost expert on victim compensation” –- said donations have been pouring in at a pace...

Newtown Charity To Begin Distributing Funds To Families

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The president of the foundation overseeing about $11.4 million in funds donated to Newtown in the wake of the shooting at the Sandy...

Boston Fund Director Worries Donations Won't Be Enough

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact

Double amputees and families of victims killed during the Boston Marathon attacks will get the most money from the One Fund Boston. Kenneth Feinber...

Boston Victims' Families Could Get More Than $1 Million

AP | BOB SALSBERG | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact

BOSTON — The administrator of a fund created to help people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings and the families of those who died in the at...

'This Is A No-Win Situation'

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

BOSTON -- His work has immersed him in events that read like a roster of recent catastrophes, from 9/11 to the Gulf oil spill. Now, Kenneth Feinberg i...

9/11 Fund Manager To Head Boston Fund

AP | Posted 04.18.2013 | Impact

BOSTON -- Kenneth Feinberg, an attorney who managed the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, will design and administrator of a new fund to help people affe...

Are Banking Reparations Justified?

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

I love the smell of "banker repentance" in the morning. Case in point: One of the multi-billion-dollar settlements that's in the pipeline and simmerin...

'Green News Report' - December 1, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Newt make...

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Czar: Shrimpers' Pain Continues

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

The administrator of the $20 billion fund set up by BP to compensate individuals and businesses hurt by last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Thur...

9/11, BP Spill Victims Advocate Helps Those Affected By Indiana Stage Collapse

AP | By CHARLES WILSON | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact

BY CHARLES WILSON, Associated Press -- Indiana officials turned Wednesday to the man who oversaw victims compensation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks a...

Devastating Report Exposes Unequal Treatment of BP Illness Claims

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has broken with his own past practices, as well as the evidence compiled by scientists and the experience of Gulf Coast residents, and refused to pay health claims filed by Gulf Coast residents.

Special Master Sought To Oversee Oil Spill Claims, Kenneth Feinberg 'Too Slow'

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green

The lead attorneys for people and businesses suing BP over last year's Gulf oil spill want a federal judge to appoint a special master to oversee the ...

Gulf Oil Spill Claims Fund Will Be Audited To Speed Up Process

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — An independent audit will be performed on the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of last year's BP oil spill in the Gulf...

Oil Spill Fund Czar: No Claims Filed On Cleanup Illnesses

AP | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green

BATON ROUGE, La. -- The attorney overseeing the payments from a $20 billion compensation fund says he hasn't seen any claims filed suggesting that the...

BP Oil Spill Compensation Fund Winding Down

Posted 07.29.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The fund BP (BP.L) set up to deal with compensation claims after 2010's Gulf of Mexico oil spill is starting to wind down after paying...

Dave Jamieson

Gulf Oil Spill: Claims Czar 'Pleased' Despite Glitches, Criticism | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Danielle Thomas spends much of her day with the phone to her ear, listening to hard-luck stories about Alabama workers still dealing wit...

Walking for Truth

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 06.14.2011 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

This week, I've come to Washington, D.C. from the Gulf Coast. Thirty-four days and 1,243 miles ago, I set off on foot from New Orleans, Louisiana. Why have I walked the whole way?

Oil Spill Claims Fund Under Fire

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

NEW ORLEANS — President Barack Obama vowed during a White House speech last June that the $20 billion he helped coax out of BP for an oil spill ...

'Pay Czar's' Rules Had Few Lasting Effects, Watchdog Says

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The government's restrictions on pay at bailed-out banks had little lasting impact because officials soft-pedaled some issues and d...

Justice Dept. To Oil Spill Claims Czar: Loosen The Purse Strings

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTA — The job of the administrator of the $20 billion fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not to preserve money or return it to BP, and he sh...

BP, Feinberg and Some Shameful Legal Ethics

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joanne Doroshow

In a strong rebuke to BP and the legal ethics of its embattled hired gun, Ken Feinberg, a federal judge ruled it was misleading for Feinberg to call himself "independent" of BP. Finally, the residents in the Gulf may have caught a break.

Green News Report: February 3, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Midwest d...

US District Court Finds Feinberg/GCCF NOT Independent of BP

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The ruling casts in doubt a large number of claims that have been signed off on by claimants as final settlements in which they agreed not to pursue further litigation in exchange for quick payments.