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GM CEO Mary Barra defends top lawyer Michael Millikin

GM CEO Mary Barra defends top lawyer Michael Millikin

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --GM CEO Mary Barra defended her company's top lawyer, Michael Millikn, for his role in what senators called a cover-up of the faulty ignition switch problem.
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GM won't limit payouts to victims of ignition switch crashes

GM won't limit payouts to victims of ignition switch crashes

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) --General Motors will pay more than $1 million to the victims of crashes caused by a faulty ignition switch, attorney Kenneth Feinberg announced Monday.
Gabrielle Levy

Penn State to compensate Sandusky victims

COLLEGE PARK, Pa., July 13 (UPI) -- Penn State University trustees have approved monetary compensation for most of the 30 men who alleged former football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them.

Sandy Hook shooting victims' families may get $281,000 each

NEWTOWN, Conn., July 12 (UPI) -- Families of the 26 victims of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., may receive $281,000 each under a proposal by a donations distribution committee.

Boston Marathon fund to issue checks to bomb victims

BOSTON, June 29 (UPI) -- A fund formed to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing said Saturday it would distribute nearly $61 million to 232 claimants.

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Markets hold back Monday ... TARP watchdog howls at pay increases ... Parents paying tuition linked to lower GPA ... Canada's wealthy outpacing everyone else ... News from United Press International.
TARP watchdog howls at pay increases

TARP watchdog howls at pay increases

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A government watchdog said the U.S. Treasury Department signed off on big pay increases at bailout firms in 2012, ignoring taxpayers' interests.

Gulf spill payments will be increased

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- An audit of compensation for victims of the 2010 BP oil spill found 7,300 people and businesses were "wrongfully denied or shortchanged," U.S. officials said.

Stage collapse victims' families get $35K

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Families of seven people killed when a stage collapsed at the Indiana State Fair in August will each get $35,000 from donations for victims, officials said.

Feinberg: Payout role requires 'backbone'

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Kenneth Feinberg says he'll need "backbone" while serving as a consultant on paying out $5.8 million in claims from the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.

Indiana to pay $5 million in State Fair stage collapse

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the state plans to pay out $5 million to cover claims by victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
BP says post-spill economy in south OK

BP says post-spill economy in south OK

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- There are few cases in which there is justification for future compensation claims related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, British energy company BP said.

BP: Fund overseer offering too much money

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The administrator of the $20 billion fund to pay claims for the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill is offering victims too much money, BP PLC said Thursday.
BP to settle 2,000 Gulf Coast claims

BP to settle 2,000 Gulf Coast claims

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- British petroleum giant BP is set to pay 2,000 claims for damages incurred during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from the summer of 2010, an attorney said.

Report: Gulf could recover fast from spill

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Much of the Gulf of Mexico should be back to normal by the end of next year, less than two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a report says.
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Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Executive Compensation under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), speaks on his newly released report which outlined pay restrictions for the top employee at seven of the largest U.S. financial companies, in Washington on October 23, 2009. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Kenneth Feinberg (born October 23, 1945, Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American attorney, specializing in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Feinberg was appointed Special Master of the U.S. government's September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and currently serves as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation, popularly called the "pay czar." Additionally, Feinberg currently serves as the government-appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. He is also an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, New York University School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law and at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1967 and a law degree from the New York University School of Law in 1970. He worked for five years as an administrative assistant and chief of staff for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney General. Before founding his own firm The Feinberg Group (now Feinberg Rozen, LLP) in 1993, he was a founding partner at the Washington office of Kaye Scholer LLP.

Feinberg has served as Court-Appointed Special Settlement Master in cases including Agent Orange product liability litigation, Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation and DES Cases. Feinberg was also one of three arbitrators who determined the fair market value of the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and was one of two arbitrators who determined the allocation of legal fees in the Holocaust slave labor litigation. He is a former Lecturer-in-Law at a number of U.S. law schools.

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