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New lawsuit filed in Gulf oil spill [USA]

More than 100 people and businesses have filed a new lawsuit against BP, saying the company's Gulf oil spill damaged their livelihoods...The suit, which names BP, Transocean and Cameron International...as defendants, was filed on behalf of fishermen and business owners from Terrebonne, Lafourche and other parts of Louisiana, as well as Texas, California and Florida. It says the companies' negligence caused the oil rig in Venice to explode on April 2010. The suit says the companies “owed a duty to exercise reasonable care to plaintiffs in the design, construction, operation, management, use, maintenance and inspection of the Deepwater Horizon.”...Hutchinson said the lawsuit was filed because the amount of money the Claims Facility is offering does not take into account future loss of wages due to unforeseen environmental and economic problems that may yet result from the spill...Requests for comment made to BP and Transocean were not answered...

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