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Feinberg Says Spill Victims May Be Able to Sue Some Companies

Kenneth Feinberg, who today will start drawing from a $20 billion escrow fund for Gulf oil spill victims, hasn’t decided whether they must waive their right to sue companies involved if they accept final reimbursement.

“The question of whether or not a final payment will require a claimant to release one defendant, BP Plc, or all defendants, has not yet been resolved by me,” Feinberg said yesterday in a telephone press conference with reporters.