Texas Petroleum Hit With Suit Over La. Oil Spill

Law360, New York (June 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Louisiana property owner has launched a suit against Texas Petroleum Investment Co., claiming the company's lack of safety standards caused an oil spill that harmed wildlife, vegetation and recreational hunting operations on its 8,000-acre stretch of marshland.

Black Lake Land & Oil Co. LLC claims the Houston-based oil production company willfully neglected to implement measures that would have prevented the spill, in a suit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Black Lake accused Texas Petroleum of failing to...
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