Lawsuit filed against BP claims facility
POSTED: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 6:58pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 11:47am
MISSISSIPPI (NBC) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is taking legal action against the Gulf Coast Claims Facility and its administrator, Kenneth Feinberg.
Hood announced the state has formally filed a petition in Hinds County Court demanding Feinberg turn over documents pertaining to oil spill claims from Mississippi residents.
Hood says the facility refuses to release documents as the state continues its investigation into the BP claims process, and thinks there's reason to believe Feinberg may be violating the Consumer Protection Act.
Hood's office issued a subpoena back in February to the facility, which Hood says was never responded to.