BP continues to delay spill trial

Published: August 24th, 2009 10:18 AM
Last Modified: August 24th, 2009 10:18 AM

Link: Petroleum News Lawyers for BP continue to press for partially diverting a state lawsuit over the 2006 Prudhoe Bay pipeline spills from the courts to the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. BP’s lawyers also are pushing for the judge in the case to bar the state’s attempt to collect punitive damages for the spills, one of which was the largest oil spill in the industry’s history on the North Slope. Should BP succeed in sidetracking the case partly to AOGCC, and in blocking the punitive damages claim, it could largely gut the state’s lawsuit in Alaska Superior Court in Anchorage. Lawyers for the state have said BP is trying to belittle the magnitude of the spill.

~ by fredfelleman on August 25, 2009.

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