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Bp Spill Trial

Court: Ex-BP Exec Can Be Tried On Obstruction Charge

AP | By KEVIN McGILL | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP executive can be tried on a charge that he obstructed a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf oil spill, a f...

Penalty Phase Of BP Spill Trial Set For January

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green

HOUSTON, April 22 (Reuters) - The high-stakes penalty phase of BP's trial over its role in the 2010 U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil spill will start next Ja...

Former BP Executive Gets Delay In Oil Spill Trial

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has indefinitely delayed the trial of a former BP executive accused of lying to Congress in 2010 about the amount...

Court Upholds Approval Of BP Oil Spill Settlement

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Over BP's objections, a federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's approval of the company's multibillion-dollar settlement...

Trial Opens For Ex-BP Engineer Accused Of Destroying Spill Evidence

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal prosecutor vowed Tuesday to prove that a former BP drilling engineer was trying to destroy evidence when he deleted hun...

BP Denies Dithering During Gulf Spill Response

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Dithering and indecision at BP Plc delayed the capping of its Macondo well and worsened ...

Federal Trial Over Gulf Oil Spill Resumes

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP lied to the U.S. government and withheld information about the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico after its well bl...

BP Trial Set To Enter Second Phase

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 11.29.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Top kill. Junk shot. Cofferdam. Top hat. Capping stack. Those terms – obscure industry jargon before BP's massive 2010 oil s...

Safety Was A Priority Even Before The Explosion, BP Executive Claims

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who oversaw the company's Gulf of Mexico operations testified Tuesday that he he led a push to improve safety when...

BP To Call First Witness At Gulf Spill Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP's first witness at a trial over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster testified Monday that the company safely drilled its Mac...

BP Executive To Resume Testimony

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Once the object of ridicule and focus of outrage after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, former BP chief executive Tony Ha...

Trial Set To Open For Gulf Oil Spill Litigation

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — BP put profits ahead of safety and bears most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a U.S. Justice Dep...

BP Objects To Oil Spill Price Tag Sought By States

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

By Andrew Callus and Braden Reddall Feb 5 (Reuters) - BP Plc has tallied up claims made by states and local governments on the U.S. Gu...

Next In BP Spill Saga: Civil Trial Worth Billions

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that a $4 billion plea deal has resolved BP's criminal liability for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill nearly three years ...

BP Rig Supervisors Seek Trial Delay

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two BP rig supervisors have asked a federal judge to postpone their trial on manslaughter charges in the April 2010 deaths of 11 ...

Newly-Formed Gulf Coast Restoration Council Holds First Meeting

AP | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A council that's supposed to develop a plan to restore the environment and economy after the BP oil spill is holding its first p...

New Judge Assigned To Case Against BP Supervisors

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 12.06.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- A new judge was assigned Wednesday to the case against two BP supervisors charged in the deaths of 11 workers aboard the Deepwater Hori...

BP Arraigned In Oil Spill Case

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawyer for BP PLC entered a not-guilty plea for the company as it was arraigned Tuesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2010 ...

BP Trial Delayed: Blame Mardi Gras?

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 12.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — To avoid disruptions from the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras, a federal judge in New Orleans has postponed a trial for claims spawned ...

Charged Ex-BP Engineer Wants Travel Restrictions Lifted

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former BP engineer charged with deleting text messages about the company's response to the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico...

BP Wins Delay Of Gulf Spill Trial Until 2013

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green

* Trial set for Jan. 14, 2013 * US, Gulf Coast states sought summer 2012 trial * BP still litigating with U.S., states, ...

BP Oil Spill Settlement Could Reach $14 Billion

| Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

LONDON/NEW ORLEANS (Reuters/Tom Bergin and Jonathan Stempel) -- The trial to decide who should pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been dela...