Feds Dodge Sanctions In Ex-BP Engineer Obstruction Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 5, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday refused to sanction the U.S. government for purportedly misrepresenting facts in the pending criminal case over a former BP PLC engineer's alleged actions during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill investigation, saying no evidence showed that the government knowingly made false statements.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. denied Kurt E. Mix's motion for sanctions, concluding the record doesn't show the government's attorneys have engaged in a concerted effort to paint a negative picture of Mix's actions following the spill....
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