Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP Plc Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. The BP Plc oil spill began when the leased Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010. (Photo Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg) Smoke billows from controlled oil burns near the site of the BP Plc Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. The BP Plc oil spill began when the leased Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded on April 20, 2010. (Photo Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg)

The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that an insurance policy issued to the minority owners in the Deepwater Horizon operation did not limit their right to recover for the legal fees and related expenses they incurred defending against liability and enforcement claims as argued by the policy's underwriters.

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