Thursday, December 16, 2010
The US has filed a lawsuit against oil giant BP and 8 other oil firms to seek compensation for damages caused by this year's disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The lawsuit, filed by the Justice Department with a federal court in New Orleans, charges the companies under the US Clean Water Act and Oil Pollution Act.
The move came as thousands of individuals and small businesses have already sued the oil giant.
The companies will face trial for "violations of safety and operational regulations" in the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:42