BP Spill Judge Won't Recuse Himself In Obstruction Case

Law360, New York (June 12, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge presiding over a criminal obstruction case against a former BP PLC engineer involved in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill said Monday that he wouldn't recuse himself after attorneys for both sides agreed he didn't have a conflict of interest.

In a three-sentence order, U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval said he had been "informed by the clerk of the court that the parties have requested that this matter remain with the court."

The government filed two obstruction of justice charges against Kurt Mix...
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