LNL – Feinberg wants Jim Hood case stayed

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) – First, Kenneth Feinberg removed a lawsuit brought against him by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to federal court. Now, he wants it stayed.

Feinberg, the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, says all proceedings should be delayed until it is decided if Hood’s lawsuit should be transferred to the BP oil spill multidistrict litigation in New Orleans.

Hood has served a subpoena on Feinberg and the GCCF, asking for information about its process for paying out claims. He asked for full access to the GCCF’s claims records, but Feinberg refused, leading to Hood’s July lawsuit.

In August, Feinberg had the suit removed to federal court in Jackson.

Legal News Line
9/7/11