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Actor Kevin Costner must face a lawsuit in which he’s accused of cheating partners, including actor Stephen Baldwin , of their share of profits on floating oil-water separators sold to BP Plc to help clean up last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Stephen Baldwin sued actor Kevin Costner over an investment in a device that separated oil from water and would be used to clean up the BP Plc oil rig disaster, the New York Post reported, citing a lawsuit in Louisiana federal court.
Michigan’s depressed economy nearly toppled Grand Rapids-based awning maker Prestige Products. In April, the company’s fortunes changed when executive Brian Rickel got a phone call from an old contact at BP Plc .
Last week in the Gulf of Mexico, actor Kevin Costner sparked headlines when he unveiled a device that appears to do a fine job of cleaning oil out of water. Some commentators seized the opportunity to make “Waterworld” jokes, but BP Plc took his machine seriously enough to be testing it this week.