Texas on Friday became the latest state to sue BP, Halliburton (HAL) and others tied to the 2010...

|About: BP p.l.c. (BP)|By:, SA News Editor

Texas on Friday became the latest state to sue BP, Halliburton (HAL) and others tied to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, alleging the parties "engaged in willful and wanton misconduct." The Texas lawsuit asks for money for various reasons including sales and hotel occupancy taxes the state says it didn't receive because visitors didn't go to its Gulf Coast communities due to the spill.