A South Carolina real estate company is seeking financial damages from the companies associated with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico even though no oil has washed up on the state’s beaches yet.

The Litchfield Co. of Pawleys Island, S.C., filed a class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court on June 6 seeking $15 million plus in punitive damages from BP PLC, three of its subsidiaries, and five other companies associated with the Deep Horizon rig disaster.

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