Ex-BP Engineer Must Hand Over Atty Emails In Deepwater Case

Law360, New York (May 6, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT) -- The former BP PLC engineer accused of intentionally destroying evidence related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill must provide the U.S. Department of Justice with emails he sent to his lawyer and attorney notes from a meeting with BP officials, a Louisiana federal judge said Friday.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duvall granted the government's motion demanding Kurt Mix produce the documents, finding that none of the information is protected by attorney-client privilege. The DOJ hit the former drilling and completions project engineer for BP with obstruction of...
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