Settlement, Deepwater Horizon Lawsuit

Date: April 4th, 2016

Topic: Natural Resources, Water Pollution

Type: Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Jurisdiction: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas

States filed federal- and state-law claims in a variety of venues that were transferred to multi-district litigation in the Eastern District of Louisiana. The litigation resulted in a $20 billion settlement, allocated among the states.

Citation: Consent Decree, In re. Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, MDL No. 2179 (E.D. La. 2016)

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