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Bill Nelson: BP was forthright, but for "dodging" questions about liability

Bill Nelson -- who is pushing legislation that could put BP on the hook for $10 billion in damages -- said BP's chief "dodged" the question of whether it's going to be liable for economic damages beyond the current $75 million max -- which the company expects to exceed.

"When I pressed him, 'Was he going to be liable for the economic damages, he said it will be something we determine in the future," Nelson said of BP chief Tony Hayward.

Hayward reiterated his stance that the company will honor all "legitimate claims" beyond the $75 million cap.