BP, La. Fend Off Deepwater Berm Claims In 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT) -- A group of commercial oyster harvesters suing BP PLC, Louisiana and several contractors over alleged damages from berms built in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster was dealt serious setbacks on Monday by the Fifth Circuit and a Louisiana federal court.

The plaintiffs, who have oyster leases in the coastal waters of southeast Louisiana, originally sued in December 2011, claiming that the state and various contractors and subcontractors were grossly negligent in dredging and construction during a project to build berms along the Louisiana coastline,...
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