Don't Let BP Lay All Deepwater Blame On Halliburton, US Says

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Saturday raised objections to BP PLC's call for sanctions against well cement contractor Halliburton Co., telling the judge overseeing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation that BP's proposal ignores the company's involvement in the cement design.

Urging U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to reject BP's sanctions demand over Halliburton's alleged destruction and spoliation of critical cement samples from the rig, the government lawyers said that the energy giant is asking for a factually incorrect declaration from the court that would harm other...
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