Will leaked docs showing Rays’ profit affect the team’s fight for a new stadium?: News. Politics. Media

Leaked financial documents show that the Tampa Rays Rays turned a profit during their last-place campaign in 2007 and their unlikely run to the World Series in 2008 — revelations that come at a problematic time for the team. The Rays have entered into a political fight with the City of St. Petersburg after announcing in June that the team’s ballpark, Tropicana Field, is not financially viable and that the team must move.

BP data reveal high stakes for Florida in oil spill claims process: News. Politics. Media

A week ago today, Kenneth Feinberg began administering the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, which he has said will be an improvement over BP's process and more generous than the treatment claimants can expect in court. Data released last week by BP shows that Feinberg's decisions about how to disburse compensation could impact Florida more than any other gulf state.

Feinberg takes control of spill compensation fund, dismisses criticisms from McCollum: News. Politics. Media

Kenneth Feinberg today takes over the gargantuan task of distributing the $20 billion BP is setting aside to reimburse victims of the gulf oil spill. He has said he will approve compensation claims by relying on precedents set by state and federal law. But law professors following the issue say it is unclear just how Feinberg will interpret a key legal doctrine called “proximate cause,” which will determine exactly who gets a slice of the compensation fund.