Monday, July 26, 2010

a shill for corporate america

My title is taken from this post on American Zombie blog.

Apparently Kenneth Feinberg, the man currently serves as the government-appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund.

However, this same Kenneth Feinberg whose law firm represents the following corporate clients:

Altria Group, Inc.
American Express
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
British Airways
Conoco, Inc.
Dow Corning Corporation
DuPont (E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co.)
Eli Lilly & Company
Exxon Corporation
Ford Motor Company
General Electric Company
Hoechst Celanese Corporation
Mastercard
Pfizer, Inc.
Philips Electronics N.A.
Purdue Pharma
Raytheon
Shell Oil Company
Virgin Atlantic
Visa

I'm not saying that Mr. Feinberg has a conflict of interest or anything. After all, his law firm doesn't represent BP, but the fact that some of his clients ARE oil companies makes me wonder if he can be fair to the Gulf Coast residents who are honestly pursuing claims from the damage that the BP oil disaster has caused in their lives. We shall see, I suppose.

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