US sues BP, eight others over Gulf oil spill

Agence France-Presse: The United States filed suit Wednesday for the first time against BP and eight other companies for uncounted billions of dollars in damages from a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst in US history. The complaint was filed by the Justice Department with a federal court in New Orleans, where thousands of individuals and small businesses have already sued the oil giant. Attorney General Eric Holder said the complaint alleges that "violations of safety and operational regulations"......

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