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1 Mai 2015

Verónica Calderón, El País (España)

USA: 25,000 Mexican fishermen file lawsuit against BP for Mexican Gulf oil spill damages

“Mexican fishermen file US lawsuit against BP for Gulf oil spill damages”, 30 Apr 2015

It’s been five years since a gigantic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – caused by an accident on a British Petroleum (BP) deep-sea exploration rig – caused multi-million losses to businesses and an incalculable amount of ecological damage…While the US government ordered BP to pay compensation to Washington and the gulf states of [the United States]…Mexican fishermen, whose livelihoods have also been affected, are yet to see a single penny from the energy giant…Some 25,000 Mexican fishermen…are seeking compensatory and punitive damages in a civil lawsuit…It marks the first class action to be brought by a group of non-US citizens against BP for the oil disaster…

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USA: BP faces additional legal claims related to 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster

US Deepwater Horizon explosion & oil spill lawsuits