Victory for Kevin Costner in £17m oil spill case


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The Independent US

A court has rejected claims that Kevin Costner and his business partner duped his fellow actor, Stephen Baldwin, and a friend out of millions of dollars from a BP deal for using their oil clean-up devices in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

A jury in New Orleans deliberated for less than two hours before delivering a verdict. Mr Baldwin and his partner had sought $17m (£11m).