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Lawyer accused of misconduct resigns from BP case

A lawyer working for the administrator overseeing a multibillion-dollar settlement from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf resigned Friday after being accused of misconduct. Lionel H. Sutton III resigned Friday morning, Nick Gagliano, a spokesman for court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau, told The Associated Press.Sutton has been accused of collecting portions of settlement payments from a New Orleans law firm to which he had once referred claims, a BP PLC official who reviewed a report outlining the allegations told the AP, which broke the story Thursday. [email protected]