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10 Plaintiffs Seeking $950 Million From BP

June 2, 2008, 9:29 pm

GALVESTON, Texas, May 23 (UPI) -- An attorney in Galveston, Texas, asked jurors to consider $950 million in damages for 10 plaintiffs suing oil giant BP after a 2005 refinery explosion.

The company has said it would set aside $2.1 billion to settle claims over the 2005 explosion that killed 15 people, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday.

BP has already settled many of the 4,000 lawsuits stemming from the incident and has spent more than $1 billion overhauling the plant and installing safety systems, the Chronicle said.

Two cases have gone to trial but were settled before jurors heard any evidence, the newspaper said.

 

 
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