BP Can’t Talk Blowout Preventer At Trial: MDL Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (November 7, 2011, 6:41 PM EST) -- Lead lawyers for the plaintiffs in multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill asked a Louisiana federal court on Saturday to bar BP PLC from arguing issues related to the Macondo well’s blowout preventer in next year’s trial.

Plaintiffs’ lawyers contended in a motion that the court should block BP from arguing, admitting evidence or calling witnesses to make the case that it complied with federal regulations involving the blowout preventer or the temporary abandonment procedure that contributed to the well’s blowout, saying BP has...
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