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Louis Freeh seeks end to lawsuit in oil spill claims case

NEW ORLEANS — The ex-FBI chief now serving as a watchdog over BP oil spill settlement claims is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against him by an attorney once involved in the claims process. Louis Freeh on Friday asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by attorney Christine Reitano. Reitano and her husband, Lionel Sutton III, both ...

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BP claims program lawyer uses unique defense against corruption allegations

Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in London July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

An attorney in BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster settlements is the center of a corruption investigation, and he’s making some fairly unusual claims in his defense. Lionel H. Sutton III tried to deny the accusation that he received money for “expediting” specific oil spill claims through the process, according to Jennifer Larino for the Times-Picayune. During a hearing last week, Sutton ...

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