Hood: Judge should rule in oil spill claims process
Published: January 25,2011
JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a Louisiana federal judge should correct deficiencies in the claims process related to the $20-billion victims compensation fund run by Ken Feinberg.
Hood wrote Monday in a court filing in New Orleans that his state has an interest in how the judge rules on a plaintiffs lawyers’ request for the court to supervise communications between Feinberg and people seeking money from the fund.
Among other things, lead attorneys suing BP over the Gulf of Mexico disaster want the judge to force changes to a release form that requires people who get a final payment from the fund to give up their right to sue responsible parties.
Barbier has yet to rule on the Dec. 21 request. Feinberg’s office declined to comment on Hood’s filing.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Officials set hunting dates for birds; expands dove season by 20 days
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- MBJ Special report: MDA numbers help with cities’ retail pitches
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- COO of TL Wallace Construction keeps eye on revenue growth and profits
- Woman found guilty of murder in buttocks injection case
- Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years