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Lawsuits fly in BP's Gulf spill blame game

BP and its partners involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill have unleashed a $100 billion-plus barrage of legal claims a year after the rig blast killed 11 workers and created an environmental disaster. On the anniversary of the disaster, BP filed suits totaling more than $80 billion against Transocean and Halliburton. And in a separate action on Wednesday, BP sued Cameron International Corp, the maker of the blowout preventer, the so-called fail-safe device that failed to automatically shut down the well…Meanwhile, BP's partners in the well, Anadarko and Mitsui filed a lawsuit against it, challenging BP's demands that they contribute to the cost of the clean-up effort. Wednesday was the deadline -- one year after the disaster -- for companies connected to the spill to file claims against each other.

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BP files lawsuits against Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron Intl. while Anadarko and Mitsui file suit against BP -- related to liability for Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill

US Deepwater Horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits