Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Florida Files New Suit Against BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Spill

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Florida Files New Suit Against BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Spill

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The State of Florida on March 5 filed a lawsuit in federal court against BP Exploration & Production Inc. and other companies involved in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, claiming that the companies are liable under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) for removal costs and natural resource damages (Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., et al. v. BP Exploration & Production Inc., et al., No. 14-cv-00112, N.D. Fla.).

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