Ex-BP Exec Gets Deepwater Obstruction Trial Bumped

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 6:48 PM EST) -- A federal judge agreed Monday to push back the criminal trial of a former BP PLC executive accused of lying to Congress and law enforcement officials about the amount of oil gushing from the Macondo well during the worst of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt granted a motion by David Rainey, BP’s second-in-command during the spill response, requesting his Jan. 28 trial be delayed to give his lawyers more time to study the investigation.

The Macondo well experienced a devastating blowout in...
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