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Architects of BP deal now have to sell it to plaintiffs

Courts must also be persuaded to accept settlement

NEW ORLEANS - The deal is all but done. Now it is time to sell it.

Days after they announced a multibillion-dollar settlement, BP PLC and a committee of plaintiffs’ attorneys are working out details of an agreement to resolve more than 100,000 claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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