Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

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A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.
Kurt Mix (center) arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

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Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.
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BP seeks rehearing in spill settlement dispute

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BP argues that a divided three-judge panel from the 5th Circuit erred earlier this month.
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Anthony Badalamenti leaves Federal Court in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Halliburton manager from Katy sentenced in Gulf spill case

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A former Halliburton manager has been sentenced to one year of probation for destroying evidence after BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP can’t stop seafood payments, plaintiffs attorneys say

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BP Plc should keep paying more than $2.3 billion to seafood-industry interests as part of a settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while a fraud probe tied to the accord is pending, plaintiffs’ attorneys said.
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh.  (Associated Press)

Attorneys deny improper actions in BP spill claims

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Their lawyers say there is no evidence supporting a former FBI director’s contention that the attorneys acted improperly
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Appeals court refuses to transfer Louisiana claims

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The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office accused U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier of ignoring the state’s spill-related claims.
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Court upholds 2012 oil spill settlement

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A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a multibillion-dollar settlement between BP PLC and lawyers for Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim the company’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost them money.
Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Lawyers chided for contacting jurors after spill trial

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Kurt Mix’s attorneys have said they interviewed some jurors after the verdict and found evidence of juror misconduct.

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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh.  (Associated Press)

Freeh asks judge to rescind oil spill award

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Former FBI director Louis Freeh recommended that a judge rescind the award and order any lawyer who profited from the settlement to pay restitution.
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