Feds Want BP Attys' Docs On Deepwater Pollution Cover-Up

Law360, Los Angeles (January 30, 2013, 10:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday asked a Louisiana federal court to force BP PLC’s lawyers to turn over documents related to fraudulent statements made to Congress about the rate at which oil was escaping into the Gulf during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.

The federal government’s motion to bring to light BP’s lawyers’ previously withheld documents comes just one day after U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance accepted BP’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to plead guilty to manslaughter and other charges and pay a...
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