BP Hit With $10B Suit Over Texas Refinery Emissions

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT) -- BP Products North America Inc. refinery workers and residents of Texas City, Texas, have filed a $10 billion putative class action claiming the company continued to operate a faulty unit while the refinery released thousands of pounds of carcinogens during a 40-day period.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas by Anthony G. Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm on behalf of the plaintiffs, accuses BP of failing to shut down the Texas City refinery's Ultracracker unit even...
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