Accord Reached Settling Lawsuit Over BP Oil Spill
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Accord Reached Settling Lawsuit Over BP Oil Spill

New Orleans : LA : USA | Mar 03, 2012 at 1:24 PM PST
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BP and the lawyers for plaintiffs in the trial over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have agreed to settle their case.

Judge Carl J. Barbier, of Federal District Court in New Orleans, issued an order late Friday night, stating that the two sides “have reached an agreement on the terms of a proposed class settlement, which will be submitted to the court,” and announcing that the first phase of the trial, scheduled to begin on Monday, is adjourned indefinitely while the next steps are worked out.

You can read the full article here:

http://www.truth-out.org/accord-reached-settling-lawsuit-over-bp-oil-spill/1330784201

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Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill pools against the Louisiana coast.
Oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill pools against the Louisiana coast along Barataria Bay on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.
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