May 11, 2010 12:22 PM by Letitia Walker
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge in Houston has extended an order barring
BP PLC, Transocean Ltd. and other parties in the Gulf oil spill
from destroying documents, e-mails and other possible evidence in
Judge Reece Rondon, at a hearing Tuesday, extended the order
until May 25.
The order was initially granted April 30 on behalf of Stephen
Stone, a BP employee who was on the offshore rig at the time of the
April 20 explosion that left 11 workers dead.
Stone's attorney Brent Coon says he sought the order because in
a previous case against BP, in a 2005 refinery explosion in Texas
City, e-mails that served as evidence had been removed from the oil