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Litigation

BP Sues Oil Rig Owner For $40B; Blames It For Gulf Disaster

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) BP on Wednesday sued the maker of the device that failed to stop last year's calamitous Gulf oil spill and the owner of the rig that exploded, alleging that negligence by both helped cause the disaster. The British company said in papers filed in federal court in New Orleans. . . . Full version available to lexis.com subscribers.