07/06/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

BP CEO Predicts 'Illegitimate' Oil Lawsuits Because ‘This Is America'

BP is financially responsible for the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so it is desperately trying the limit the financial and legal fall out.

The company has vowed to pay all "legitimate" legal claims from residents or businesses who suffer from the disaster, but BP CEO Tony Hayward insultingly told the Times of London yesterday that because "this is America," many of the claims will be "illegitimate"

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