BP settlement doesn’t resolve suits filed by 2 universities

NEW ORLEANS — BP PLC’s $18.7 billion settlement for its 2010 oil spill doesn’t end lawsuits filed by two public university systems against the oil giant.

The University of Louisiana and the Southern University systems say the spill cost them a total of $274 million.

Since many details are under wraps, it hasn’t been clear whether the settlement includes the universities, but the attorney handling the university systems’ claims issued a statement Monday saying he believe those claims remain open, The New Orleans Advocate (http://bit.ly/1Mvkv1N ) reported.The Louisiana attorney general’s office did not respond to requests for comment. BP spokesman Geoff […]