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US government fights BP's attempt to delay trial

3 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

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.
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