BP Contractor M-I Escapes Deepwater Trial In 4th Week

Law360, Los Angeles (March 20, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday dismissed negligence and willful misconduct claims against BP PLC drilling-fluids contractor M-I Swaco in the fourth week of a multidistrict civil trial against BP, M-I and other companies for their alleged involvement in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.

M-I sought dismissal of the claims on Monday, arguing in a memorandum that there was no evidence to show that it had acted with gross negligence in the lead-up to the explosion, which resulted in the worst offshore oil spill...
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