Gas Station Owners Sue BP, Transocean Over Spill

Law360 (December 17, 2010, 7:22 PM EST) -- Two Georgia gas stations have launched a proposed class action against BP PLC, Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc. and Halliburton Energy Services Inc., alleging the companies struck a blow to the BP franchise business by failing to prevent the massive Gulf oil spill.

Gas station owners Tobatex Inc. and M.R.M. Inc. filed the lawsuit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, naming 11 defendants, including BP and Transocean subsidiaries and Cameron International Corp.

Thomas Bleau of Bleau Fox, an attorney for the plaintiff, said Friday that he was not aware of any other class actions filed by...

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