The State of Texas has finally filed suit against BP and Halliburton in U.S. District Court. The defendants are accused of causing the state to lose tax revenue due to business disruptions prompted by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Texas is seeking damages for every barrel of oil that leaked during the spill. As we have reported, we filed the first state lawsuit in 2010 on behalf of the State of Alabama. Since then the other states have filed suit against the companies that owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon, Texas being the last.
All of the suits are expected to be eventually combined into a single action or sent back to the respective states for trial. I believe Alabama’s case will come back to Montgomery for trial. Texas alleges that the Deepwater Horizon disaster was caused by “willful and wanton misconduct” on the part of the defendants. Based on all we now know, that is 100 percent accurate.
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