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Florida files lawsuit over Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Florida has filed a lawsuit against Halliburton and BP for their role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill three years ago.

State officials say the companies should compensate Florida for the revenues lost after the disaster. 

That revenue includes sales, corporate, cigarette and liquor taxes. Lost revenue also includes other things like rental car surcharges.

Florida's Attorney General also wants punitive damages from events leading to the disaster.

"We presented BP with a claim and we are asking for $5.4 million dollars in losses in our state," said Attorney General Pam Bondi. "So, we hope that figure includes, by the way, current, past and future damages as well. Because we all know there is still a large amount of oil still on the floor of the Gulf."

The suit was filed on the third anniversary of the spill.

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