04/28/2014 12:06 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

How A Gulf Settlement That BP Once Hailed Became Its Target

NEW ORLEANS — Four years ago the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caught fire and exploded, killing 11 men, spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and staining, seemingly indelibly, the image of BP, the international energy giant responsible for the well.

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