Florida seeks to delay BP settlement

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This undated photo provided by the Lophelia II 2010 research group, shows a sea fan, Callogorgia gracilis, with brittle star Asteroschema sp. clinging to coral branches, several miles from the site of the blown-out BP well in the Gulf of Mexico. The coral is also colonized by a type of anemone, shown on the right side of the image, that grows on the dead branches of many species of deep water corals, and is a common natural occurrence.  For the first time, federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea coral and other marine life from the the Deepwater Horizon rig, but tests are needed to verify that the coral died from oil released in the disaster. (AP Photo/Lophelia II 2010, NOAA, OER and BOEMRE) NO SALES

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The Attorney General for the State of Florida has asked a federal court to delay granting preliminary approval of BP Plc's $7.8 billion settlement with businesses and individuals suing over the massive 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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