BP Blamed For Extending Gulf Oil Spill By Bungling Response

Law360, New Orleans (October 1, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A coalition of spill victims and contractors wrapped up its source control case against BP PLC in federal court on Tuesday, arguing that the oil giant's missteps before and after the Deepwater Horizon spill allowed the underwater leak to persist long after it could have been plugged.

BP's opponents, known as the aligned parties, spent the second day of the Deepwater Horizon trial's second phase attacking the company for lacking a sufficient spill plan and then pushing aside capping response options during the first weeks after...
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