Lawyer Settles Oil-Spill-Related Defamation Lawsuits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney fired from the claims-processing office related to the 2010 BP oil spill has settled lawsuits claiming she was defamed.

Court records show Christine Reitano's lawsuits were dismissed Tuesday, three months after a federal judge ordered mediation. Terms weren't made public.

Reitano had sued BP, the attorney overseeing spill damage claims, and ex-FBI director Louis Freeh, who served as a court-appointed watchdog over the claims process.

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Reitano and her husband, Lionel Sutton III, both once worked for the court-supervised claims-processing facility. Sutton was among lawyers barred from handling claims because of unethical behavior. A judge cleared Reitano from any wrongdoing, however.

-by AP reporter Kevin McGill


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