Ex-BP Engineer Can't Hide Deepwater Meeting From Trial

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday refused to bar prosecutors from arguing at a former BP PLC engineer's upcoming obstruction trial that he sat idly at a government meeting while knowing his bosses were lying about the Deepwater Horizon response effort.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. ruled that prosecutors could point to a meeting two months after the offshore rig disaster — dubbed the Kill the Well on Paper, or KWOP, meeting — at which Kurt E. Mix allegedly sat “passively” while other BP executives...
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