Judge Won't Recuse Self From BP Spill Obstruction Case

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 6:19 PM EST) --  A Louisiana federal judge on Thursday refused to recuse himself from an ongoing suit against a former BP PLC engineer convicted of obstructing a grand jury investigation into the company’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, saying the engineer had waived his right to seek recusal.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana said he told the court in May 2012 that his family owned a vacation home near the beach in Grand Isle, La., and was entitled to seek...
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