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BP faces more than 2,200 new spill lawsuits

Plaintiffs rush to file suits before a three-year statute of limitations expires

It’s been just over three years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but, for BP, the litigation may just be beginning.

In the past several weeks, the oil company has been hit with a flurry of more than 2,200 new lawsuits, most of them brought under the U.S. Oil Pollution Act of 1990, which has a three-year statute of limitations that expired on April 20.

Alanna Byrne

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