Louisiana Asks For Separate Trial On Economic Loss Claims From Oil Spill

Louisiana Asks For Separate Trial On Economic Loss Claims From Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS - The State of Louisiana on Oct. 24 asked the federal judge overseeing litigation arising from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the April 20, 2010, explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to set a separate trial date for its economic loss claims against BP PLC, arguing that the company has failed to respond to its claims and that the trial would benefit parties bringing similar claims (In re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, MDL 2179, E.D. La.).

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