The Chicago Tribune, 22 April 2011
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22 avril 2011
Tom Bergin and Moira Herbst
"LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A barrage of court claims pitting BP Plc against its partners in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill could lay the groundwork for billions of dollars in settlements to spread the costs of the disaster.
"BP has sued Transocean Ltd, Halliburton Co and Cameron International Corp, in one of the biggest legal moves since last year's blowout. It is seeking up to the full cost of the disaster -- estimated at $42 billion -- plus costs, interest and punitive damages from each of the companies that helped it drill the doomed well.
"So far, BP has met the cost of the clean-up effort alone and is paying compensatory damages to fishermen, property owners and others in the Gulf area affected by the spill."