Petrobras, W&T, Others Face FCA Suit Over Waste Dumping

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday unsealed a False Claims Act whistleblower suit accusing W&T Offshore Inc., Petrobras America Inc. and two other oil companies of violating government contracts by illegally dumping hazardous waste into the Gulf of Mexico.

While working under contract with W&T on offshore oil exploration and production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico, relator Randy J. Comeaux claims he witnessed numerous incidents in which the oil companies intentionally discharged oil and other pollutants into U.S. waters and covered up their actions to...
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