Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Florida won't join oil spill suit against Transocean, instead will file claim against BP - Tampa Bay Times

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Florida won't join Alabama, Louisiana and more than 800 other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Transocean, the operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded in the gulf a year ago, the governor announced Tuesday.
Instead, the state will file a claim against BP directly, a move the Attorney General's Office says will be resolved more quickly — and inexpensively.
"It doesn't make sense for the state to join that lawsuit," Gov. Rick Scott said. "We have a plan to make sure that our state is treated fairly with regard to getting reimbursed by British Petroleum for the damages to our state."
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Florida won't join oil spill suit against Transocean, instead will file claim against BP - Tampa Bay Times

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