Woman Claims BP Refinery Release Caused Son’s Death

Law360, New York (August 19, 2010, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A Texas woman is claiming BP Products North America Inc. is responsible for the death of her infant son, raising the stakes in a $10 billion lawsuit seeking to hold the energy giant liable for allegedly toxic chemicals released from its Texas City, Texas, refinery.

Sharon Champion’s petition to intervene, filed by attorney Anthony G. Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm on Aug. 10 in the State Court of Texas, is the first to link the 40-day release of emissions to the death of a city...
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