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BP Dodges Yucatan's Fla. Law Claims Over Deepwater Horizon

Law360 (March 7, 2018, 9:31 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge Tuesday tossed the Mexican state of Yucatan’s lawsuit against BP, Transocean and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, finding the state’s claims under Florida’s Oil Pollution Act of 1990 were preempted by federal law.

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier ruled that Yucatan did not meet either of the two requirements necessary for a foreign state to bring claims under the OPA since the requested recovery was not authorized by a treaty between the U.S. and Mexico and the U.S....
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