Deepwater Responders Argue Immunity To Negligence Claims

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT) -- Almost a dozen environmental response companies told a Louisiana federal judge Friday that their cleanup activities after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, including the use of oil dispersants, couldn't be subject to negligence claims because they were ordered by the government.

Eleven companies that performed response work for BP PLC after the spill moved to dismiss a consolidated complaint alleging the dispersants and other cleanup chemicals harmed boat captains, crew members, onshore workers and local residents. The claims were consolidated in a master complaint and folded...
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