Legal fight between Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin over BP deal for oil spill clean-up device

June 5th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The selection of members of the jury has started on Monday as part of preparations of the trials between the actors over investments in oil-separating centrifuges used to clean up BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which took place in April 2010.

The actor Stephen Baldwin claims that the Hollywood star Kevin Costner and another business partner deceived Baldwin, preventing him out of his shares of an $18 million deal for BP to buy the oil clean-up technological device after the spill.

The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill is one of the worst environmental disasters in American history and the largest marine oil spill ever recorded. An explosion generated the spill, which released enormous amount of petrol and gas. The significant damage to the environment generated by the spill, dramatically affected the Gulf of Mexico’s flora and fauna.

Baldwin rose to fame after he starred in movies like “The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas.” Costner has taken part in numerous blockbusters like “The Bodyguard”, “Dancing with Wolves”, “Field of Dreams,” and “JFK”.
Baldwin and his friend Contogouris want more than $21 million in criminal damages. Costner is also seeking damages in counterclaims.

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