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BP Faces Long Odds In Defending Deepwater Response

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT) -- In the second phase of the Deepwater Horizon trial set to kick off Monday, BP PLC will have to convince a judge that it did everything it could to stop millions of barrels of oil from spewing into the Gulf of Mexico in order to limit its liabilities — a potentially daunting task, experts say, given BP's admissions in the criminal case connected to the spill.

While the trial's first phase, which wrapped up in April, focused on allocating blame among BP, rig owner Transocean Ltd....
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