US firm named in Beirut blast lawsuit denies wrongdoing

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Washington (AFP) – A US firm targeted in a $250 million lawsuit over the 2020 port explosion in Beirut that killed more than 200 people has denied any wrongdoing in the tragedy. TGS, a US-Norwegian geophysical services group, said it is aware of the suit filed this week in a Texas court by nine plaintiffs who are all US citizens, but said it has not yet been formally served with the papers. “We deny each and every allegation raised in the lawsuit, and intend to vigorously defend this matter in court,” TGS said in a statement issued late Wednesday. TGS owns the British firm Spectrum Geo, which …

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