DOJ Says BP's Own Conclusions Discredit Spill Estimate

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 3:07 PM EST) -- Federal prosecutors on Monday attacked BP PLC's oil spill estimate for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, telling the federal judge overseeing the Gulf spill multidistrict litigation that the company's conclusions contradict its own statements from earlier in the trial.

BP's so-called slow erosion theory is inconsistent with the company's findings during the spill response and the evidence it presented in the first phase of the trial, while the government's conclusion matches the emerging consensus of the scientific community, the U.S. Department of Justice said in its post-trial...
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