Oil Spill Crude Disaster

Apr 9, 2011 10:48 AM by Chris Welty

Kin of Gulf Rig Worker Killed Settles Legal Claims

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The parents of a rig worker killed in the
Deepwater Horizon explosion nearly a year ago have settled their
legal claims against companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico
disaster.
A New Orleans federal court filing Friday says the parents of
M-I Swaco mud engineer Blair Manuel had settled with more than two
dozen companies, affiliates and entities. Among those covered by
the settlement: BP, Transocean, the U.S. government and M-I Swaco,
a unit of oil field services firm Schlumberger.
Family attorney Matthew Shaffer says he can't disclose the
financial terms, citing a confidentiality agreement.
Families of at least five of the 11 men who died on the rig have
now resolved claims with rig owner Transocean. The explosion led to
the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

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