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Florida sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 oil spill

By Mariano Castillo, CNN
April 21, 2013 -- Updated 1615 GMT (0015 HKT)
The state of Florida filed a lawsuit over the April 21, 2010, Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
The state of Florida filed a lawsuit over the April 21, 2010, Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The state of Florida filed lawsuit against BP and Halliburton
  • Suit: Florida is entitled to revenue lost because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • The lawsuit was filed on the third anniversary of the oil spill

(CNN) -- The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The suit argues that Florida is entitled to the revenues it lost because of the spill. These include a long list of lost taxes -- sales, corporate, cigarette, liquor -- and other forms of revenue for the state, such as rental car surcharges.

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Florida is also seeking punitive damages for the "misconduct that led to this environmental and economic disaster," according to a statement from the state attorney general's office.

State Attorney General Pam Bondi filed the lawsuit on the third anniversary of the oil spill.

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