Excluded Deepwater Plaintiffs Demand Damages From BP

Law360, New York (January 18, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- Government workers, business owners and fishermen who opted out or were excluded from BP PLC's $7.8 billion settlement resolving economic and property damage claims stemming from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill lodged a putative class action against the company in Louisiana federal court Friday.

Worried about a looming statute of limitations deadline and inaction from the plaintiffs' steering committee, the claimants said they needed to file the new suit to ensure they could be properly compensated for economic losses caused by the April 2010 disaster at...
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