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Jun 14, 2012 10:47 AM by AP

Closing arguments set in Baldwin lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury is set to hear closing arguments in the trial for Stephen Baldwin's lawsuit against fellow actor Kevin Costner over their multimillion dollar business dispute in the aftermath of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lawyers for Costner and his business partner, Patrick Smith, rested their case Thursday.

Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments after testimony from a plaintiffs' rebuttal witness.

Jurors have heard eight days of testimony for the suit, which accuses Costner and Smith of duping Baldwin and friend Spyridon Contogouris over their investments in an oil cleanup device that BP used after the spill.

Baldwin testified Monday he would have held out for much more money if he had known BP had agreed to order 32 centrifuges.

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