Suits Still Pouring In Over Deepwater Horizon Accident

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT) -- About 115 federal lawsuits and additional state court actions have been lodged against BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other companies potentially responsible for April's Deepwater Horizon accident in the Gulf of Mexico, and experts anticipate that many more are on the way.

Here is a rundown of the types of cases out there thus far, including wrongful death, maritime tort, shareholder and statutory environmental:

Wrongful Death Actions

Plaintiffs lawyers didn't wait long on this front, filing the first wrongful death suit just one day after the...
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