La. Sues BP, Others For Deepwater Oil Spill Penalties

Law360, New York (March 4, 2011, 4:39 PM EST) -- Louisiana hit BP PLC, Transocean Holdings LLC and other companies Thursday with a lawsuit seeking civil penalties and response costs for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that dumped 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

State Attorney General James D. Caldwell filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana accusing the companies of omissions, negligence, reckless behavior and breaches of state and federal law in the run-up to the April 20 well blowout and rig explosion....
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