In the oil spill disaster which happened in the Gulf of Mexico BP already paid billions of dollars and on Wednesday April 20, 2011 BP filed lawsuits against Transocean and Cameron International, these lawsuits were filed because since BP has already paid billions of dollars regarding to the oil spill issued in the Gulf of Mexico they decided to suit these other 2 companies to help BP pay future payments of billions of dollars related to this disaster. BP stated that the lawsuits were filed against these 2 companies to make sure everyone involve in this issued contribute as BP is contributing.
The claim against the companies included that Transocean missed critical signs that hydrocarbons were flowing up the rider and failed to take appropriate actions to resolve the problem. Also, that Cameron International built a defective preventer and negligently maintained it.
Decisions on these claims filed by BP suing Cameron International and Transocean are yet to be decided in a court.