US Fires At BP With Deepwater Gross Negligence Claim

Law360, New York (September 4, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. on Friday urged a Louisiana federal court not to let BP PLC off the hook for gross negligence and willful misconduct connected to the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in response to BP's proposed $7.8 billion class action settlement with Gulf Coast residents and cleanup workers.

Government lawyers say BP is going too far by asking the court to establish that it acted without gross negligence and willful misconduct in its motion for court approval of the class settlement covering economic and property damages...
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