La. Goes After Transocean Over Deepwater Horizon

Law360, New York (September 15, 2010, 5:48 PM EDT) -- Louisiana wants a federal judge to formally knock down Transocean Ltd.’s contention that the drilling company is only responsible for oil leaked from the rig in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, not the millions of barrels that leaked from the underwater well.

Louisiana Attorney General James D. Caldwell filed a complaint Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana seeking a declaratory judgment naming Transocean as a responsible party for oil discharges in the Gulf Mexico — including underwater discharges — that have...
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