March 5, 2012

$7B BP Spill Settlement Is Just the Beginning

Bryan Walsh, Time Magazine


Lawyers representing the oil giant BP on one side, and more than 100,000 Gulf Coast residents on the other, were set to show up at the court of U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Monday morning. There they would have begun contesting one of the biggest class-action lawsuits in American history, fighting over the responsibility BP still had towards the individuals and businesses affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. . .

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