13 August 2010 21:25 [Source: ICIS news]
The lawsuit was filed on Thursday. No specific amount for damages was listed.
Troy King, the state’s attorney general, said a team of economic experts was still working to put an exact figure on losses, but said Alabama believed BP had not accepted enough responsibility for the economic impact.
Prior to the 15 July closure of a sealing cap, an estimated 4.9m bbl of oil had leaked into the Gulf as a result of the 20 April explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig. BP was operating the rig on lease from Transocean.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against BP seeking damages from the spill. The company said it has already spent over $6bn (€4.7bn) on response costs.
($1 = €0.78)
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