BP Damage Claims
Gulf Spill Paymaster Acknowledges Transparency Problems and Outlines Fixes

Gulf Spill Paymaster Acknowledges Transparency Problems and Outlines Fixes

By Sasha Chavkin ProPublica – Dec. 14, 2010 As the damage claims process for the Gulf oil spill moves into its second phase–from issuing emergency payments to considering final claims–administrator Kenneth Feinberg yesterday unveiled a variety of improvements that he says will increase transparency and offer more options to claimants. Feinberg said there had been...
Gulf Spill Fund Offers Little Information to Claimants

Gulf Spill Fund Offers Little Information to Claimants

By Sasha Chavkin ProPublica – Oct. 14, 2010 Many claimants seeking compensation for damages from the Gulf oil spill say they are struggling to get basic information about what is happening with their claims. Dozens of claimants have told ProPublica they are having trouble getting information about their submissions, and applicants say that the claims...
BP Leaves Many Damage Claims Waiting in Limbo

BP Leaves Many Damage Claims Waiting in Limbo

By Sasha Chavkin ProPublica – Aug. 3, 2010 BP appears to be delaying decisions about the validity of many claims for damages from the Gulf oil spill, leaving claimants frustrated by bureaucratic obstacles and confusing requests for more documentation. The company’s claims process is guided by the Oil Pollution Act, a 1990 federal law that...