Halliburton Says Claims From BP Deepwater Deal Don't Stick

Law360, Los Angeles (January 18, 2013, 8:25 PM EST) -- Halliburton Energy Services Inc. sought Thursday to nix claims assigned to it by BP PLC as part of a $7.8 billion class action settlement for Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims, saying the class was certified only for settlement purposes and shouldn't have roped in Halliburton.

Thursday's motion filed by Halliburton in Louisiana federal court comes after the Dec. 21 certification of the economic and property damages settlement class, which covers claims of economic and property damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

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In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010


Case Number

2:10-md-02179

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Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Carl Barbier

Date Filed

August 10, 2010

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