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BP Gulf spill compensation fund to be audited

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 of Mexico, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday. In a letter to the fund’s administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, Holder stressed that the goal is to balance the need for resolving claims quickly and fairly ...

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Casino worker claims getting second look

Moak hopeful Feinberg appointee has better grasp of industry Casino workers who have had their oil spill claims denied by BP’s Gulf Coast Claims Facility may see their fortunes turn over the next couple of weeks. In November, the Mississippi Business Journal spoke to a casino worker on the Coast who also worked part-time for a company that managed franchise ...

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Feinberg: spill claimants can get interim payments

TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims will be allowed to get periodic interim payments for economic and other damages for up to three years without giving up their right to sue BP, independent claims administrator Ken Feinberg said Thursday, reversing his earlier plan. Feinberg also said he’s being inundated with claims with little or no documentation as ...

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BP oil spill claims: casino workers denied, restaurant workers hitting lottery

While Mississippi Gulf Coast casino workers’ BP oil spill claims for lost wages are being denied, some New Orleans restaurant workers are hitting the lottery — despite the fact that many Big Easy restaurants didn’t suffer a devastating tourism blow like Mississippi businesses. The Sun Herald reports that only three of hundreds of claims filed by casino employees have been ...

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