Judge OKs Hoods’ lawsuit against oil spill fund administrator
Published: November 16,2011
JACKSON — A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jim Hoods’ lawsuit against the administrator of BP’s $20-billion oil spill fund to get access to claims filed by coastal residents will be heard in state court.
Hood filed the lawsuit in Hinds County in July. The fund’s administrator, Washington lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, tried to have the case moved to federal court.
U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, in an order issued yesterday, denied Feinberg’s motion.
Hood said he resorted to the lawsuit because his office’s attempts to get access to the documents on Mississippi claims failed. He did say BP and Feinberg have responded with some documents but not everything requested.
Hood believes Feinberg’s operation is intentionally delaying and denying legitimate claims, an allegation Feinberg has denied.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Realtors chooses Nita Wingard
- Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs
- Former DPS employees sentenced for selling bogus driver's licenses
- Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan
- No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate