Gulf disaster ripples on Steve Bower
As it announced better than expected first quarter results yesterday, the company said that the additional claims had been brought by a range of individuals,companies, states, local government entities and Mexico with more expected.
Most of the lawsuits have been registered under the United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 which has a three year statute of limitations.
The first trial of BP with its partners Transocean and Halliburton ended in April and judgement is expected in the summer allocating the degree of blame for each company. The company is attempting to include the new claims within the civil trial which is being held in New Orleans.