BP Misconduct Evidence Cut From Deepwater Obstruction Trial

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government won't be able to mention deaths caused by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion or the size of the subsequent oil spill during the trial of a former BP PLC engineer accused of destroying evidence related to the disaster, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duvall said any evidence of BP misconduct prior to the spill or of the energy giant pleading guilty to its own criminal charges was irrelevant to the case against Kurt Mix, who is facing...
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