Fla. will skip oil spill lawsuit against rig owner

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Posted: Apr 19, 2011 11:36 AM by Breanna Biehl
Updated: Apr 19, 2011 11:36 AM
Source: AP

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Topics: florida, bp, oil spill, transocean, deepwater horizon, lawsuit, oil claim

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Florida won't join a lawsuit against the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded a year ago, causing the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Wednesday is the deadline for joining a federal lawsuit against Transocean in New Orleans.

The state could still sue BP, which had hired Transocean to drill the well.

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