MDL Judge Dismisses 3 Claims Stemming From Stigma Of Oil Spill

MDL Judge Dismisses 3 Claims Stemming From Stigma Of Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over lawsuits stemming from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Oct. 1 dismissed three claims raised in the B1 bundle complaint stemming from economic damages resulting from the stigma of the disaster, finding that they are not viable under general maritime law or state law (In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010, MDL 2179, E.D. La.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141546).

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