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Could BP settle over the Gulf of Mexico spill?

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The third phase of BP’s courtroom hurdles is underway as U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier works to determine precisely how much the company should pay for the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The government is seeking the maximum $13.7 billion in fines, and everything from dreary images of the spill to current market value of BP stock have been brought ...

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BP claims program lawyer uses unique defense against corruption allegations

Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in London July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

An attorney in BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster settlements is the center of a corruption investigation, and he’s making some fairly unusual claims in his defense. Lionel H. Sutton III tried to deny the accusation that he received money for “expediting” specific oil spill claims through the process, according to Jennifer Larino for the Times-Picayune. During a hearing last week, Sutton ...

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Oil spill lawyers to defend themselves at hearing

NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers accused of wrongdoing in the handling of damage claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill are expected to testify Friday before a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is scheduled to hear from lawyers at the center of a probe into claims of fraud arising from a settlement of civil litigation following the ...

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