Judge bars Transocean from suing U.S. over Gulf spill

11/20/2011 | Bloomberg

A federal judge has barred Transocean from suing the federal government for last year's Gulf of Mexico rig blowout and oil spill. "The U.S. has sovereign immunity here," said U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier. Transocean is still allowed to put forward evidence of such claims at court to reduce any damages against the company, Barbier said.

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