This comment and answer by CALPH came in on the Nagin post and I wanted to repost it because I think the explanation is very concise and to the point (something I admittedly have a hard time with).
I forget how complicated this whole story is as I'm writing post to post and I also realize the whole format of the blog is not easily navigable when trying to find answers to basic questions. Not much I can do about the format issue as I have to use Blogger because it's free and I only have donations as financial support. But I also realize I need to make a better effort to explain things from a panoptic view from time to time because there are so many people out there that are suffering from this oil spill who have filed claims and don't understand why they haven't been paid or why they are now continually being asked to resubmit documents. The answer to those questions are here on the blog, they're just not in a concise format. Blogging doesn't lend itself to summary.
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "It never gets boring here....really...":
After reading what I could find on the web I came across your site and wonder if you can explain what or who is the PSC.
I guess I’m what they call a member and extremely upset with the attorney’s that took this away from Gccf. My claim was about to be paid when I received a notice that the whole thing was going to change and they would contact me with a list of additional documents. I’ve submitted my claim over a year ago and after receiving request after request for more documents they still haven’t paid me.
Calph has left a new comment on your post "It never gets boring here....really...":
The Plaintiff's Steering Committee is a group of attorneys assigned by Judge Carl Barbier to lead the process of handling damage claims from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. They also get a larger share of the legal fees for the settlement.
PSC mwembers include Brian H. Barr, Jeffrey A. Breit, Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Philip F. Cossich, Jr., Robert T. Cunningham, Alphonso Michael Espy, Calvin C. Fayard, Jr., Robin L. Greenwald, Ervin A. Gonzalez, Rhon E. Jones, Matthew E. Lundy, Michael C. Palmintier, Paul M. Sterbcow. Scott Summy, and Mikal C. Watt.
As Jason has done an excellent job of covering, the PSC has engaged is some dubious practices that call the integrity of the entire settlement process into question. I'd encourage you to read the full American Zombie archives for details.
Also...this post and video may help answer some of your questions, Anon:
A DHECC road map
A DHECC road map
Now that I think about it...it may be time for another Voice Over video.