BP lawsuit future uncertain
Ex-MP vows to continue challenge but raising hundreds of thousands of dollars, attorney fees and alleged threats have taken toll.
Workers for U.S. oil services firm Weatherford dismantle a drilling rig before it is moved to another part of the Rumaila oil field in May 2010. (BEN LANDO/Iraq Oil Report)
ERBIL, IRAQ - It's been a trying time for Shatha Musawi: the court hearing her lawsuit challenging the validity of the Rumaila oilfield contract with BP ordered her to pay $257,000 to continue the case.
Since her house was bombed in 2007 – and especially as alleged threats to her life intensified after she filed the lawsuit – she's lived in the Kurdistan regional capital instead of Baghdad, her hometown.
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