Outlook Grim For BP In Deepwater Trial, Experts Say

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 6:49 PM EDT) -- With the first phase of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial now complete, trial watchers say the federal government has made a strong case that BP PLC was grossly negligent and predict the oil giant will be hit with a lion's share of the liability for the disaster.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier brought the curtain down on the trial's first phase Wednesday and will now determine how to allocate blame for the April 2010 explosion and spill among BP and its partners: rig owner Transocean...
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