PHOTO: Handcuffed Art Rocker (center) and Dick Gregory (left) are led to a paddy wagon during a protest of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund./Photo by Shevry Lassiter.)
(September 13, 20110 Dick Gregory Heads Local DC Protest of British Petroleum Stalling on More Than 10,000 Compensation Claims
Comedian-activist Dick Gregory, along with a handful of protesters, recently demonstrated outside the Northwest offices of settlement attorney Ken Feinberg, accusing him of dragging his feet in resolving the more than 10,000 compensation claims brought by victims' families and survivors of the April 2010 British Petroleum (BP) Gulf Coast oil spill.
This is not the first time Feinberg has come under scrutiny for poor dissemination of victim funds. Feinberg, 65, said in an interview earlier this year that he was using the same eligibility process with oil spill claimants as he did with claims after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. He said he received 15 claims from 9/11 victims about a year after the attacks saying they had developed lung or colon cancer from exposure to carcinogens in the World Trade Center.