Halliburton Sanctioned For Destroying Deepwater Evidence

Law360, New York (September 4, 2014, 6:21 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge sanctioned Halliburton Co. for destroying evidence related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster amid a rash of decisions entered after the first phase of the trial on Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ordered the sanctions without detailing what they would be, while allowing motions to supplement the record of the first phase of the trial with details of Halliburton's guilty plea to the destruction of evidence made last year.

"The court finds that the deletion of the [evidence] was done intentionally and...
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Case Title

In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon" in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010


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2:10-md-02179

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Louisiana Eastern

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Environmental Matters

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Carl Barbier

Date Filed

August 10, 2010


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USA v. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


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2:13-cr-00165

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Louisiana Eastern

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July 25, 2013

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