Carnival Sues BP, Others Over Gulf Oil Disaster – Reuters

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April 27, 2011

Cruise ship operator Carnival Corp. (CCL) has sued BP PLC (BP, BP.LN), Transocean Ltd. (RIG), Cameron International Corp. (CAM), Halliburton Co. (HAL) and several other companies over last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Reuters reported.

Carnival’s lawsuit, filed April 20 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, claims that the company lost revenue due to the spill that erupted from BP’s Macondo well. Carnival is seeking an unspecified amount of compensatory and economic damages, Reuters said.

The suit accuses all of the defendants of negligence, while alleging that Cameron International manufactured a defective blowout preventer.

Additionally, Carnival accused Halliburton, Transocean and BP of covering up facts about the spill. Halliburton made the cement that was used to seal the well, while Transocean owned the Deepwater Horizon rig destroyed in an explosion that triggered the spill.

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