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Byline: MICHAEL DONHAUSER
There are 535 individual lawsuits, 120,000 plaintiffs and 72 million documents relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The US federal government, several states and various local government authorities are suing BP and its associated companies for the damage caused in the biggest oil spill in US history.
BP, in turn, is suing its partners, in particular energy giant Haliburton, which it accuses of providing the wrong type of concrete to seal the offshore well that for months gushed millions of barrels of oil into the ocean. The court battle begins in New Orleans on Monday before Federal Judge Carl Barbier, but legal wrangling over …