More Plaintiffs Exit Katrina Oil Spill Suit Against Murphy

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 4:54 PM EST) -- Approximately 100 plaintiffs, including a group of children, have settled with Murphy Oil USA Inc. and been dismissed from the consolidated litigation that arose from an oil spill that occurred during a 2005 hurricane.

Judge Eldon Fallon of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Tuesday signed off on a joint motion to dismiss the plaintiffs with prejudice. Each individual in the settlement will receive between $250 and $1,500, according to court documents.

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