Judge Spurns Blast Victims' Bid To Toss BP Plea

Law360, New York (February 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge denied a request Thursday that the court reject a plea agreement by BP in a criminal trial connected to a 2005 blast at a Texas City, Texas, refinery that killed 15 and injured 170.

Twelve victims of the 2005 blast asked the court to reject the plea agreement between BP and the United States, alleging that it violates the Crime Victims' Rights Act. The victims allege that they had a right to know of the agreement before its execution was made public and...
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