The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last month that three Mexican states can’t seek recovery from BP PLC for alleged property and economic damages arising from the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Appeals Court said that only the country’s federal government has the right to do so.
Proving ownership of the resources at issue is an essential element to proving that BP and the other Defendants named in the suit, including Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc. and Halliburton Energy Services Inc., were liable for their alleged economic damages, according to the opinion.
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