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.
BP lawsuit future uncertain
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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