Gulf claims chief says no-sue rule was his idea

John Supan, a marine biologist with the Louisiana Sea Grant of Louisiana State University, who specializes in oyster farming research, pulls a small raft as he wades into his oyster hatchery to pull samples in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Grand Isle, La., Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

August 22, 2010 2:39:07 PM PDT
The new administrator for damage claims from Gulf oil spill victims said Sunday it was his idea, not BP's, to require that anyone who receives a final settlement from the $20 billion compensation fund give up the right to sue the oil giant.