An Alabama lawyer has filed federal civil lawsuits against Transocean (NYSE:RIG) and BP (NYSE:BP). State Attorney, General Troy King said his clients are claiming safety oversights, which caused the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In the suit, the companies are being accused of violations of the Federal Oil Pollution Act and negligence. Among other allegations, although specific damages are not being specified.
"BP is now on notice. Alabama intents to hold you good to your word and to make you put our state back the way you found it," said King.
When asked for comment, a BP spokesman said they are preparing a statement which will be announced to the public. They will answer questions and respond to the allegations at that time.
As for Transocean's comment on the pending lawsuit, their spokesman Guy Cantwell said they have not seen the suits, therefore cannot comment at this time.
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