Claims From Areas Unsoiled By Oil Axed From Deepwater MDL

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 5:16 PM EDT) -- The federal judge handling multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday threw out claims that the disaster damaged values of unpolluted property, impaired recreation and harmed BP PLC-branded gas stations, ruling they were too tenuous.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted requests by BP and its drilling partners to dismiss allegations that the spill tainted properties that oil didn’t reach and hurt recreational activities in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a chunk of claims by BP fuel dealers that argued the...
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