BRADENTON, Fla. — Homebuyers either are shying away from buying homes on the beach or requiring a 60-day guarantee that the oil will not affect the beach before signing real estate contracts, a Naples, Fla., Realtor claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday.

The six-count suit was filed against BP and six other companies connected to the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana that exploded and burned April 20, killing 11 workers.

Subscribe Now

Independent and authoritative analysis and perspective for the bond buying industry.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.