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BP Settles Four Civil Suits in Texas City Case

10:34 AM MDT | October 2, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BP has agreed to settle with four plaintiffs who had brought civil suits against the company for injuries related to the March 2005 explosion at its Texas City, TX plant, news reports say. The settlements cut short a trial that was in its 11th day. The amount of the settlements was not disclosed. BP had already settled cases involving deaths caused by the blast, the last of which was reached late last year (CW, Nov. 15, 2006, p. 26). The company has set aside $1.6 billion to settle lawsuits stemming from the...

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