Monday, September 20, 2010

BP Still Faces Investigations, Lawsuits, and Fines

An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the remaining BP's remaining challenges stemming from the Gulf Oil Spill -- governmental investigations, civil lawsuits, and fines.  The amount of fines imposed may turn on whether BP is found "grossly negligent."  With regard to lawsuits, much will depend on the extent to which Ken Feinberg can persuade potential plaintiffs to forego their legal claims in exchange for quicker compensation via the $20 billion BP claims fund.

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