Kenneth Feinberg News

GM Negotiating with Claimants in Ignition Switch Lawsuits

A mediator for General Motors has begun negotiations about settling more than 300 claims related to a deadly ignition switch problem in some older model small cars. Kenneth Feinberg confirmed in an interview with The Associated Press that he met …

GM Submits Ignition Recall Documents to Safety Agency

General Motors Co. said it has submitted most of the answers that U.S. safety regulators sought from the automaker about a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. In response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, GM …

Penn State Approves Settlement Offers to Sandusky Victims

Pennsylvania State University said it approved settlement offers to some victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. The offers will be made to some people who made claims against the university related …

Dixon, Feinberg to Head New RAND Catastrophe Research Center

The RAND Corp. is launching a new research center that will analyze different approaches to compensating individuals, businesses and others following catastrophes ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks. The new Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation will be …

Marathon Bombing Victims Urged to Apply for Funds

The administrator of the Boston Marathon victims’ compensation fund said just five people have filed applications as of Tuesday, and is urging those affected by the blasts to fill out the paperwork before time runs out. The families of the …

Boston Marathon Relief Fund Guidelines Released

The administrator of a fund created to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings has released final guidelines for distributing the money. The document released Wednesday gives top priority to the families of those who died, as well as double …

Boston Tragedy Is Latest Challenge for Victim Compensation Chief Feinberg

His work has immersed him in events that read like a roster of recent catastrophes, from 9/11 to the Gulf oil spill. Now, Kenneth Feinberg is adding the Boston Marathon bombings to that list. The Massachusetts native and attorney is …

BP Oil Spill Settlement Payments Exceed $1B Mark

Businesses and individuals who claim BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cost them money have been paid more than $1 billion through the company’s class action settlement with a team of private plaintiffs’ attorneys, court-supervised claims administrator Patrick …

Feinberg Calls Indiana Stage Collapse Compensation Fair

The architect of compensation for victims of last year’s deadly Indiana State Fair stage collapse says he believes the state was “exceedingly fair” with victims. Victims’ compensation specialist Kenneth Feinberg tells The Associated Press that officials had limited resources to …

Gulf Oil Spill: Tales of 3 Plaintiffs

The phone at Joan Strohmeyer’s fishing lodge in Venice, Louisiana, has been ringing steadily since 2010, but not many of the calls are from customers who want to go fishing. Mainly, they are from lawyers who want her to sue …