BP Lands Back in Court, Dish’s Board Drama, and 3 More Hot Stocks

BP (NYSE:BP): Plaintiffs in Texas will be presenting arguments to a jury as a part of a lawsuit in which residents near the Texas City refinery formerly owned by BP claim that the company’s release of toxic gases exposed them to potential health dangers. The suit could put a $10 billion settlement charge on BP, though this is separate from a 2005 explosion at a plant that killed 15 and cost the company $2.1 billion. The lawsuit alleges BP could have shut down a unit that caused the release but refused to do so because it would have led to $20 million in lost revenue.