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BP Plagued By Threat Of Sanction

Law360 (April 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As BP plc continues to wrestle with a slew of lawsuits, a district judge has decided to investigate claims that the oil giant attempted to poison the jury pool by sending out mass mailings related to the fatal 2005 blast at the company’s Texas City refinery.

On Wednesday, State District Judge Susan Criss indicated that she would hold a hearing in three weeks to determine whether BP should be sanctioned over mass mailings sent to local residents and businesses about improved conditions at the plant after...
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