BP Claims has New Czar

The man in charge of doling out 20 billion dollars in BP money met with the governor and State Cabinet Wednesday.

Patrick Juneau took over for former BP Claims Czar Ken Fienberg this summer.

He’s in charge of the account BP set up to pay business owners hurt by the 2010 Deep Water Horizon disaster.

Juneau says under his watch the claims process is running more smoothly.

“This whole system was designed to have uniformity in payment of claims. In other words if 10 claimants had the identical, same information, they ought to get the same amount of money,” said Juneau.

Cabinet members wanted to know what people can do if they made a claim under the Fienberg regime and feel they were ripped off.

Juneau says their only recourse is to go court.