Blast Victims Say BP's $50M Fine Not Enough

Law360, New York (November 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Victims of an explosion at BP Plc’s Texas refinery pushed to hike up the $50 million agreement the oil giant struck with the U.S. Department of Justice, calling the current deal a “shockingly lenient” slap on the wrist on Tuesday.

In a motion lodged in the U.S. District Court of Southern Texas, the 12 victims also demanded that Judge Gray Miller step away from the case. They argued that his previous post as partner at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, the firm representing BP, is likely to...
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