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Kenneth Feinberg Interview [Part 2 of 2] (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-12-31

Duration: 00:08:14

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | Feinberg, Kenneth R. | Gulf Coast Claims Facility | Damages | Liability for oil pollution damages


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Feinberg, Kenneth Interviewee


This segment from the December 31, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features the second part of Shauna Sanford’s interview with Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, the organization responsible for paying out BP Oil Spill claims. He discusses: the three options available to claimants; staffing claims offices with more local people to answer claimants’ questions; program eligibility for individuals and businesses; the time frame for answering a claim; the denial of 104,000 claims in Louisiana due to a lack of documentation or ineligibility; and underestimating the high volume of claims.