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The Supreme Court ends BP's campaign to kill its gulf oil spill deal
The Supreme Court ends BP's campaign to kill its gulf oil spill deal

For almost a year, we've been chronicling BP's efforts to undercut a damage settlement deal its own lawyers helped craft for victims of its record-setting 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  So it's proper to note that on Monday the Supreme Court put an end to this ridiculous campaign by turning down the company's appeal of a lower court ruling against it. The denial of BP's petition came in one sentence, without dissent. As we've reported, the case involved a class-action settlement BP agreed to in 2012. According to the deal, certain businesses claiming economic losses from the spill, such as hotels and restaurants, would...

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