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BP says it reached $7.8 billion deal on suit over 2010 Gulf oil spill
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By NBC News and msnbc.com staff
NEW ORLEANS — BP and a committee representing 100,000 fishermen, sickened cleanup workers and others suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill have reached an estimated $7.8 billion agreement to settle the lawsuit, company officials said late Friday.
Federal Judge Carl Barbier, who also announced the settlement pact but did not provide details, said that as a result of the deal, the trial scheduled to begin Monday has been postponed for a second time.
No new date was immediately set. […]

BP says it reached $7.8 billion deal on suit over 2010 Gulf oil spill

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NEW ORLEANS — BP and a committee representing 100,000 fishermen, sickened cleanup workers and others suing over the 2010 Gulf oil spill have reached an estimated $7.8 billion agreement to settle the lawsuit, company officials said late Friday.

Federal Judge Carl Barbier, who also announced the settlement pact but did not provide details, said that as a result of the deal, the trial scheduled to begin Monday has been postponed for a second time.

No new date was immediately set. […]

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