Kurt Mix arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans in December 2013. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Former BP engineer alleges jury misconduct

Kurt Mix was convicted Dec. 18 of one count of destroying evidence.
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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh.  (Associated Press)

Targets in BP settlement inquiry assail findings

The targets of former FBI director Louis Freeh’s inquiry are questioning his independence
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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)

BP takes latest arguments over spill payments to appeals court

BP is again asking a New Orleans appeals court to intervene after a federal judge denied its latest attempt to block some payments in its multibillion-dollar oil spill settlement.

Ex-official rejects BP ad’s ‘distorted’ claims

Two former top officials at the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill say their recent resignations had nothing to do with the company’s allegations that they frequented a New Orleans strip club that received a settlement award.
Dave Welker, then the FBI special agent in charge for New Orleans, leaves Federal Court after the sentencing of two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death and burning of Henry Glover's body in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Fraud director tapped as interim chief for Gulf spill claims office

The administration office overseeing BP settlement payments to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has named an interim chief executive.

Top officials leave BP oil spill claims office

BP’s latest full-page newspaper ad suggests the departure of two senior officials who administered payments to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is evidence of “mounting problems” at the settlement program.
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

GUILTY: Ex-BP engineer convicted of destroying evidence after Gulf oil spill

A former BP drilling engineer was convicted Wednesday of one charge that he deleted text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He was acquitted of a second charge.

Study finds strong link between BP spill and sick dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in a Louisiana bay fouled by the 2010 BP oil spill are suffering from lung damage and other injuries that are consistent with exposure to petroleum hydrocarbons, according to a federal study released Wednesday.

Jury at a standstill in ex-BP engineer’s trial

A federal jury has told a judge that they are having difficulty reaching a verdict in the trial of a former BP engineer charged with trying to obstruct a probe of the company’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Carter L. Williams is counsel in the Houston office of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP.

Guest commentary: BP engineer’s trial shows worst outcome of failure to preserve evidence

The first criminal trial stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is about to conclude in the government’s obstruction case against former BP engineer Kurt Mix. With the jury set to decide Mix’ fate, his case is providing important lessons for all corporations.