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USA: Court dismisses oil spill compensation case against Transocean following settlement

Author: Associated Press, Published on: 5 November 2015

“Suits dismissed after Gulf states settle with Transocean over damages from 2010 Gulf oil spill”, 28 Oct 2015

A settlement has led to official dismissal of federal lawsuits filed by the five Gulf of Mexico states against the owner of the offshore drilling rig involved in BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier…dismissed the suits Thursday against Transocean.  Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas joined Transocean in requesting the dismissal recently…The Transocean settlements are far less than settlements announced earlier this year between rig operator BP and the states…

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Related companies: BP Transocean