Federal Judge Calls For Transfer of BP Claims Administrator Position

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:41pm

A federal judge has appointed a Lafayette attorney to relieve Ken Feinberg.

Patrick Juneau will be the new claims administrator of the oil spill settlement program.

He calls the task quote daunting but something that can be accomplished.

The move from Feinberg to Juneau is part of a proposed multi-billion-dollar settlement between BP and plaintiffs attorneys representing more than 100-thousand individuals and businesses.

An attorney in Richmond Virginia will also be part of the program.

BP settled out of court earlier this week.

The settlement is worth almost eight million dollars.

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