Judge raps BP in spill payout row
Published 04/02/2011 | 08:00
THE administrator of the $2bn (£12.3bn) compensation fund for Gulf oil spill victims is not independent from BP and must stop telling potential claimants that he is, a US judge ruled. The ruling came hours after the fund tsar Ken Feinberg released details on how final payments would be determined. US District Judge Carl Barbier said he was ordering BP to change the way they communicated with people seeking money from the fund.