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BP to pay US$175m to settle claims it hid Deepwater Horizon spill size

Investors had sought US$2.5b for April 2010 disaster; settlement averts a trial set for July

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BP plc said it agreed to pay US$175 million to settle claims by US investors that its managers lied about the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to prop up its stock price, leading to massive losses when the true scope of the disaster was revealed.

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BP plc said it agreed to pay US$175 million to settle claims by US investors that its managers lied about the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill to prop up its stock price, leading to massive losses when the true scope of the disaster was revealed.

The investors had

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