Contractor Says BP, Others Delayed Construction

Law360, New York (April 11, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana construction contractor sued BP PLC and its drilling partners Friday, saying the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disrupted the construction of a bridge for the state’s transportation authority.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Johnson Bros. Corp. of Louisiana – F. Miller Construction LLC claimed that last spring’s colossal spill in the Gulf of Mexico and complications in the cleanup delayed the Grand Isle, La., bridge project for 75 days.

Johnson Bros. accused BP, Transocean Ltd.,...
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