A South Florida plaintiffs attorney active in oil spill litigation is calling on the administrator of BP’s $20 billion compensation fund to disclose how much the oil giant is paying him and to stop discouraging victims from seeking legal representation.
Ervin Gonzalez, a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables, Fla., said fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg, a Washington attorney who managed the 9/11 compensation fund, has promised transparency but refused to disclose how much he is being paid by BP. The class action specialist is outraged Feinberg is flying around the Gulf states on a BP jet advising oil spill victims not to seek legal advice while BP has some of the finest attorneys at its disposal, including Miami’s Akerman Senterfitt.
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