Posted: Apr 19, 2011 9:37 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - The Gulf Shores City Council agreed Monday to join a federal lawsuit against Transocean, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded a year ago, causing the
massive oil spill.
The multi-district litigation, set in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, blames Transocean, BP PLC and several others for the disaster that sent oil spilling into the Gulf. Gulf Shores Mayor
Robert Craft said earlier this year, the city settled with BP on revenue lost in 2010 because of the oil spill, and that would not
change with the city joining the Transocean suit.
Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon said his city would sign up for
the lawsuit as well. Transocean wants to limit its liability to $27