NEW ORLEANS (CN) - The United States and Alabama say a trial to establish the liability of BP and other companies in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill should not be delayed for nearly a year, until after a hearing on the proposed $7.8 billion settlement of private claims. Uncle Sam and Alabama on Tuesday filed separate statements, opposing BP's request to postpone the trial.
BP Plc will gain access to US government documents that may shed light on the size of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a crucial issue in determining the oil company's liability. ||| BP Plc will gain acces... Read Post
A judge has delayed the trial to decide who is to blame, and who should pay, for the Deepwater Horizon disaster as BP is said to be nearing a settlement with people and businesses affected by the spill... Read Post