Hood wants the GCCF, Feinberg to open the books
Real quick, here’s the full press release from Attorney General Jim Hood’s office.
Attorney General (AG) Jim Hood has filed a petition with the Court to force the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) and its administrator, Kenneth R. Feinberg to obey an AG subpoena pertaining to certain documents relevant to an investigation of the BP claims process.
“Mr. Feinberg and the GCCF have continually made promises of compliance, but have failed to fully provide necessary information despite our repeated requests and reasonable efforts to resolve the issues,” said Attorney General Hood. “All they have managed to do is delay, deny, deceive and dissemble.”
The Attorney General’s Petition, filed in Hinds County Chancery Court today, asks the GCCF and Feinberg to respond to the subpoena that was served in February. The petition says that the Attorney General has reason to believe that the GCCF and Feinberg may have violated or may be violating the Consumer Protection Act, and that he needs the documents requested in the subpoena to make this determination.
“We hope that by asking a court to open up the GCCF claims process for review, we will be able to ensure that victims of last year’s oil spill are being adequately and fairly compensated for their losses,” said Attorney General Hood. “My job is to protect the citizens of Mississippi.”