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BP sues lawyer over oil spill claim filings

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC has sued Texas lawyer Mikal Watts, saying he fraudulently claimed to represent 40,000 deckhands who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill. The lawsuit claims his filings inflated the estimate for a settlement fund to $2.3 billion. Watts did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the lawsuit, which ...