Robert Kaluza, a BP well site leader from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, enters Federal Court before he is arraigned on manslaughter charges in New Orleans in November 2012. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Judge tosses some charges in BP supervisors’ case

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But the judge refused to dismiss 11 other counts of involuntary manslaughter.
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Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Judge denies mistrial request in spill case

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A New Orleans judge ordered jurors to disregard some testimony, but declined to declare a mistrial in the case of a former BP drilling engineer from Katy who is accused of obstruction of justice in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Judge suspends BP spill payments to businesses

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A federal judge has temporarily suspended BP oil spill settlement payments to businesses while he reconsiders the company’s arguments against compensating those that cannot trace losses directly to the nation’s worst offshore oil spill.
Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

FBI agent testifies at ex-BP engineer’s trial

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Special Agent Kelly Bryson was the first witness to testify
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The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

BP, Anadarko ask court to reverse spill decision

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Both companies contend that a judge improperly decided the matter before trial.
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Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Ex-BP engineer destroyed evidence, prosecutor says

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Kurt Mix’s criminal case is the first arising from the disaster to go before a jury
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A BP company logo sits on display on the forecourt of a gas station operated by BP in London. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

British government joins BP’s fight against contract suspension

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BP picked up new allies in its fight against a suspension from new government contracts, as oil industry and business groups filed a legal brief labeling the punishment an “overreach” by the Obama administration.
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Jury selection continues Tuesday in case against ex-BP engineer

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Jury selection began Monday for the Justice Department’s case against a former BP drilling engineer charged with deleting text messages and voicemails about the company’s response to its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP wins order stopping some spill payments

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“The district court erred by not considering the arguments on causation,” an appellate panel said.
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Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Ex-BP engineer who deleted texts heads to trial

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Nearly a year after energy giant BP cut a deal to a resolve a criminal investigation of its role in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a jury is set to hear the Justice Department’s case against a former company employee accused of trying to stymie the federal investigation.