A growing opportunity for mediators is helping to resolve intramural disputes among "family" claimants, says Kenneth R. Feinberg, who has managed several high-profile victims' compensation funds, including those related to the 2010 BP oil spill and September 11th. "There is a dispute among eligible victims as to who gets what. I found in 9/11, in BP, in Katrina retaining as the administrator of the program - retaining - 10, 20, 25 different mediators to help resolve intramural disputes among family members, among eligible claimants who are entitled to something. . The dispute is resolved with the defendant. . Now we are in argument of who gets what."
Feinberg shared his insights into mediation at the inaugural meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution on Oct. 27 in Washington.