BP Denies Lying To Halliburton About Deepwater Oil Well

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT) -- BP PLC on Monday challenged Halliburton Energy Services Inc.'s attempt to add new fraud claims against it in multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon disaster, denying that it intentionally gave Halliburton false information to speed up drilling.

The move comes weeks after Halliburton asked a Louisiana federal judge for permission to add cross-claims that BP had concealed critical data about conditions at the Macondo oil well — initially to save millions of dollars for a project that was already over budget and behind schedule, but later...
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