US Can Mention Ex-BP Engineer's Deleted Texts In Spill Trial

Law360, Chicago (May 16, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government will be allowed to reference deleted text messages that it never recovered during the trial of a BP PLC engineer accused of destroying evidence in the frantic first days of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Thursday.

In a brief opinion, U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duvall rejected defendant Kurt Mix’s motion to bar prosecutors from telling the jury about the 17 lost text messages, which were part of a larger string of texts between Mix and a supervisor...
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Louisiana Eastern

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May 2, 2012

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