BP, Plaintiffs Ask Judge to Approve $7.8 Billion Spill Accord

BP, Plaintiffs Ask Judge to Approve $7.8 Billion Spill Accord

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Pools of crude oil float on the surface of the Gulf of Mexico at the site of the sunken BP/Transocean oil drill the Deepwater Horizon,as seen from the deck of an emergency oil-skimming response vessel on April 27, 2010. BP, based in London, reached the $7.8 billion settlement in March to resolve most private plaintiffs’ claims for economic loss.