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  • Ex-BP engineer's lawyers to ask for new trial

    January 1, 2014 8:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a federal probe of the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill have asked for more time to file requests for a new trial or a post-verdict acquittal. On Tuesday, Kurt Mix's lawyers asked U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Lawyers: Evidence withheld in Angola 5 trial

    April 9, 2012 9:01 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - Attorneys appealing the conviction and death sentence of Angola 5 defendant David Brown are seeking a new trial, saying prosecutors withheld evidence. The Advocate reports the judge overseeing the Angola 5 cases postponed the trial of the next defendant last week until Sept. 24 without... more »
  • Lawyers to Staff Oil Spill Claims Offices

    December 28, 2010 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The group administering BP's compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill has hired several law firms and a claims administration company to help people applying for shares of the $20 billion fund. The Gulf Coast Claims Facility announced Tuesday that the lawyers will be... more »
  • Lawyers Battling to Take the Lead in Lawsuits Against BP

    October 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More than 100 lawyers are battling for the biggest chunks of what is likely to be a multibillion-dollar settlement for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims, jockeying for spots on the elite team that will control the plaintiffs' cases. A judge will pick 12 to 15 lawyers... more »

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