BP Wants $10B Toxic Emissions Litigation Expedited

Law360, Houston (November 20, 2013, 7:12 PM EST) -- BP PLC filed a proposal in Texas state court Tuesday for expediting the $10 billion litigation being pursued by thousands of people who live near a refinery once operated by the energy giant who say they were exposed to toxic emissions in 2010.

The company says the lawsuits, which involve more than 48,000 claims stemming from an airborne chemical release from the company's Texas City refinery, will take more than 1,000 years to resolve unless the court adopts a process for a mass consolidation of potentially...
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