The parents of a rig worker killed in the Deepwater Horizon explosion nearly a year ago have settled their legal claims against companies involved in the Gulf of Mexico disaster.
A New Orleans federal court filing Friday says the parents of M-I Swaco mud engineer Blair Manuel had settled with more than two dozen companies, affiliates and entities. Among those covered by the settlement: BP, Transocean, the U.S. government and M-I Swaco, a unit of oil field services firm Schlumberger.
Family attorney Matthew Shaffer says he can't disclose the financial terms, citing a confidentiality agreement.
Families of at least five of the 11 men who died on the rig have now resolved claims with rig owner Transocean. The explosion led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.