BP's Fines For Deepwater Horizon Spill To Be Tallied
By Kat Greene
Law360, Los Angeles (October 18, 2013, 10:09 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge ended two weeks of courtroom debate over the quantity of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the April 2010 explosion of BP PLC’s Deepwater Horizon rig, making the next step in the case the judge's determination of BP's penalties.
U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is set to calculate any Clean Water Act penalties BP will have to pay. The amount depends on how much oil seeped into the water after the explosion, which killed 11 workers, and...