The U.S. Justice Department has appointed lawyer Kenneth Feinberg, often referred to as the “compensation fund czar,” to administer a new fund established by Congress to help victims of state-sponsored terrorism. The “United States Victims of State Sponsors of Terrorism Fund” will provide significant relief for victims of state-sponsored terrorist attacks, such as the 1998 American embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, the October 1983 bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, and possibly the Americans taken hostage from the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. In the past, Mr. Feinberg has administered compensation funds for the victims of ... Read More
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