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BP sues over Gulf spill

OIL giant BP has begun legal action against two oil firms over the Gulf oil spill.

The owners of the Deepwater Horizon rig, Transocean and Cameron International Corp have both received litigation papers from BP.

London-based BP has sued Cameron International Corp for negligence, saying a blowout preventer made by Cameron failed to avert the catastrophe as well as Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig, seeking at least $40bn in damages and other costs over the Gulf oil spill.

Both complaints were filed yesterday at a US federal court in New Orleans.


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