Judge approves BP's request to exclude e-mails from spill trial

02/8/2012 | Reuters

BP can exclude potentially harmful e-mail messages from an upcoming hearing to determine liability for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan ruled. The company had requested the exclusion of 2009 e-mails from Anadarko Petroleum workers concerning a contracted Transocean rig that was damaged by a tropical storm. One Anadarko employee said he was frustrated that BP concealed some data about the damage.

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