Halliburton Cleared On Deepwater Data Destruction Claims

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 4:53 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge ruled Thursday that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. won’t face sanctions for allegedly destroying evidence in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation, over objections from BP PLC that Halliburton threw out important test results.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier refused to overturn a magistrate judge’s ruling denying BP’s request for spoliation sanctions against Halliburton.

BP argued that U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan didn’t address whether Halliburton destroyed evidence relevant to the case or acted in bad faith.

“After considering the arguments of...
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