US firm named in Beirut blast lawsuit denies wrongdoing
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.
Accountability Now, a Swiss foundation assisting the plaintiffs, said Spectrum had “entered into a series of highly profitable but suspicious contracts” with the energy ministry in Beirut to transport seismic survey equipment from Lebanon allegedly to Jordan aboard the Rhosus.
The Lebanese investigation into the blast has faced systematic and blatant political obstruction from day one.