Weatherford Escapes Deepwater Horizon Spill Claims

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 8:11 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday dismissed all claims against Weatherford International Ltd. in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation, saying there was no evidence the Houston-based oil-drilling support firm contributed to the disaster.

Some plaintiffs in the litigation had initially alleged that a piece of Weatherford equipment used to form a seal around BP PLC's ill-fated Macondo oil well was defective, contributing to the April 20, 2010, oil rig explosion and spill. On Friday, Weatherford filed a motion and accompanying memorandum and exhibits, all...
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