BP Wants Prior Accident Testimony Barred From Trial

Law360, New Orleans (March 02, 2012, 3:26 PM ET) -- As parties in multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill geared up for Monday’s trial, BP PLC fought Thursday to exclude any evidence of its prior safety failures and misconduct from the proceedings, including dozens of pages of testimony from former CEO Tony Hayward.

The judges handling the case have already granted BP’s requests to leave out evidence involving a deadly explosion at a BP refinery in Texas City, Texas, as well as evidence related to an Alaska oil pipeline spill and an accident at...
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