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Hood accuses Feinberg of not being forthcoming in turning over requested documents, while Feinberg says his office “has been bending over backwards to help the Attorney General of Mississippi."

Now well over a year since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against Ken Feinberg, often referred to as the “oil spill pay czar,” on the basis that he is in violation of the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act. Does the lawsuit have merit? Why was it filed? We examine these questions in an interview with both Hood and Feinberg.

First, some background on the suit that was filed. AG Hood filed a lawsuit against Ken Feinberg, whose official title is administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. In it, Hood states that the handling of the oil spill claims is in violation of the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act.

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