Halliburton Can't Bar Cement Evidence In Deepwater MDL

Law360, New York (February 1, 2012, 8:03 PM EST) -- Halliburton Energy Services Inc. lost a bid Wednesday to exclude evidence related to its cement work on the Macondo well from the upcoming trial in the Louisiana-based multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Halliburton had requested that all evidence involving cement testing using nonrig samples be barred from the courtroom, arguing that tests using cement not obtained from the Deepwater Horizon itself were irrelevant and potentially prejudicial.

The U.S. government, BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee all fought to include the...
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