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Gulf Oil Spill Trial

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...

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 Manager Takes The Stand

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP team leader who supervised managers on the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 testified Monday that he was ...

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 Internal Probe Leader Takes The Stand In Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An internal BP probe of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico didn't explore whether decisions by upper-level management or co...

First Witness To Take The Stand In Gulf Oil Spill Trial

AP | By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP failed to implement a new safety plan on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon drilling rig even though the company realized a blowou...

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 Fails To Reach Settlement Before Civil Trial

AP | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green

LONDON (AP) — BP says it has failed to reach a settlement in advance of next week's civil trial on the Deepwater Horizon accident and is ready to de...

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 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, ...

John Rudolf

BP Settles Private Spill Claims But Major Battle With Feds Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 04.19.2012 | Green

BP has finalized a $7.8 billion settlement with more than 100,000 businesses and individuals harmed by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, just days be...

Gulf Oil Spill Trial Delayed

AP | HARRY R. WEBER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the nation's worst offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was makin...

Lost Rig Workers' Families Seek Elusive Justice

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge has delayed the federal trial over the worst U.S. offshore oil disaster by a week, saying Sunday that BP PLC was making s...

'How Culpable Was BP?'

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — On the cusp of trial over the catastrophic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, phalanxes of lawyers, executives and public offi...

BP Worker Takes 5th, Raising Possibility Of Criminal Liability

McClatchy | Erika Bolstad, Joseph Goodman and Marisa Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A top BP worker who was aboard the Deepwater Horizon in the hours leading up to the explosion declined to testify in front of a federal ...