Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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Jul 17 2013 | 10:02am ET
Investors—led by the pension funds of U.S. Virgin Islands retirees and including over 100 hedge funds—have been given the green light to sue BP partner Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for misleading them about its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Although U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison in Houston dismissed most of the investors’ allegations yesterday, he found they had sufficient reason to sue Anadarko for attempting to downplay its involvement with BP's Macondo well.
Anadarko “expressly approved and funded a series of extremely risky decisions made in connection with drilling the well,” the investors said in court filings, and those decisions “contributed directly to the disaster.”
The investors have filed a class action securities fraud suit seeking billions of dollars of lost share value.
Anadarko, which held a 25% stake in BP, saw its shares tumble from $73.94 on April 20, 2010 to $34.83 on June 9, 2010, a loss of $19.3 billion in market capitalization, according to shareholders.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…