DOJ Expects To Bring Civil Suit Over Gulf Spill

Law360, New York (September 13, 2010, 7:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that it expects to file a civil complaint related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, asking a judge who oversees multidistrict litigation to consider its unique position as a plaintiff in the case.

In a statement of interest lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the DOJ said that although it has not yet sued, several causes of action may apply here, including claims for civil penalties and injunctive relief under the Clean Water...
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