Oil spill claims payments accelerate before scheduled Orange Beach meeting

Oil spill claims czar Ken Feinberg is beginning to make good on promises made last month to coastal Alabama business leaders and elected officials for extra payments.

Bert Sanders, a Gulf Shores accountant working with several companies that have filed claims, said he knew of at least 30 businesses in south Baldwin County that got money from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility late last week.

Data from the claims operation’s website showed that it paid about $8 million in emergency claims to Alabama businesses last week, after paying out less than $1 million in the previous two weeks.

Oil spill claims payments accelerate before scheduled Orange Beach meeting

Have him back every week until they’re all paid.