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.
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
The trial that will decide BP’s culpability in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was set to begin in the US District Court in New Orleans today, but has been postponed to allow the oil company to continue to discuss settlements with p... Read Post
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday delayed until February 2013 the start of a massive trial to determine liability from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, citing tourist events that will keep New Orleans' hotels booked... Read Post