A consolidated shareholder suit against BP PLC’s current and former directors and officers alleging that lapses in security procedures contributed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been dismissed, with a federal judge in Houston concluding that the case belongs in England. The suit was a derivative complaint alleging that 17 current and former officers and directors and BP, as a nominal defendant, breached their fiduciary duties when they “engaged in a pattern of disregard for the safety of BP’s energy exploration operations” that culminated in the drilling rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 10, 2010.
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