5th Circ. Revives Notification Claims Against BP, Transocean

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 1:43 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday resurrected environmental claims in the multidistrict litigation against BP PLC and Transocean Deepwater Inc., allowing a public interest group to pursue allegations that the companies failed to properly disclose what hazardous substances were released during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

The appeals court found that most of the Center for Biological Diversity's allegations, including claims for Clean Water Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act violations, were correctly dismissed as moot by a lower court, but said...
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