Court Dismisses Alaska's Lost Taxes Claim Against BP

Law360, New York (December 15, 2010, 4:43 PM EST) -- An Alaska judge has ruled that the state cannot claim damages from lost taxes in a suit that alleges BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. breached a contract with the state when it failed to properly maintain pipelines, causing two oil spills in Prudhoe Bay in 2006.

Judge Peter A. Michalski of the Superior Court for the State of Alaska on Friday granted a motion to dismiss the claims that the state was due tax revenue it lost when crude oil production was slowed after the two oil...
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