BP Hammered By Lawsuits As Oil Spill Worsens

Law360, New York (May 5, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT) -- BP PLC is currently facing at least 40 civil lawsuits by property owners, fishermen, seafood processors and restaurants in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida and, like the growing oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, the spread of litigation shows no signs of abatement.

Even as the company announced Wednesday that one of three leaks in the underwater well that continues to gush more than 5,000 barrels of oil each day into the water had been plugged, class action plaintiffs are lining up seeking millions of...
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