We must not forget that in addition to the oil, hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemical dispersant were pumped into the Gulf. At the peak of the crisis, in June 2010, 37% of Gulf waters – a total of 88,522 square miles – were closed to fishing due to contamination. We believe that there is plenty of responsibility on the part of all the wrongdoers to go around as to the cause of this tragic occurrence. In my opinion, no Defendant will be able to escape liability, no matter how hard they try. We look forward to the trial in February and are confident justice will be done.
BP and its contractors have all been working very hard for months trying to shift blame on each other. They have all filed lawsuits against each other for the oil spill. Halliburton has responded to BP’s claims of evidence being destroyed by saying BP has been aware of post-blowout tests for some time, but chose this late date in the litigation to mischaracterize the results of such tests.
Halliburton has accused BP of fraud and defamation, among other claims. BP has asked Judge Barbier, who oversees the spill litigation, to sanction Halliburton by ruling that Halliburton’s slurry design was “unstable,” which it contends could be used at the trial to assign blame and damages for the well. As you know, the trial is scheduled to begin next month and I expect it to proceed on schedule.
Source: Claims Journal
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