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Family of Horizon rig victim settles claims case
January 13, 2011 / 8:16 PM / in 7 years

Family of Horizon rig victim settles claims case

<p>Plumes of smoke are seen as oil is burned off the surface of the water near the source of the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana June 19, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Celano</p>

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The family of Karl Dale Kleppinger, one of 11 workers killed in the BP well blowout last April, has settled its claims against Transocean Ltd and other defendants for undisclosed terms.

The blowout of the BP Plc well in the Gulf of Mexico destroyed Transocean’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

Lawyers for Kleppinger’s estate, in a filing on Thursday with the federal court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, said all claims against Transocean and intervening defendants, including BP and rig service providers Halliburton Co and Cameron International Corp, had been resolved.

A spokeswoman for Transocean declined to comment further.

Reporting by Braden Reddall; editing by John Wallace

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