Kevin Costner en Jury Sides with Costner in BP Spill Lawsuit <p>Kevin Costner says his reputation was at stake as he defended himself against accusations that he cheated fellow actor Stephen Baldwin out of millions of dollars in a lucrative BP contract for oil-cleaning machines after the 2010 spill.</p><p>Baldwin and a friend were seeking $17 million in damages, saying they could have made at least that much in the deal. A federal jury sided with Costner and gave them nothing.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 16:22:17 +0000 The Associated Press 13804 at Trial Winding Down Over Kevin Costner's Oil Clean-up Device <p>Star-powered testimony has wrapped up in federal court in New Orleans. Actors Kevin Costner and Stephen Baldwin are facing off over profits from a device aimed at cleaning up the BP oil spill. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 13544 at Baldwin: Didn't Invest in Oil Cleanup Devices <p>Actor Stephen Baldwin says nobody asked him to invest any money or join Kevin Costner in lobbying BP to use oil cleanup devices that the two actors were touting in the aftermath of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.</p><p>Baldwin testified Monday at a trial for his lawsuit against Costner over a multimillion-dollar business dispute involving the cleanup devices.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:33:08 +0000 The Associated Press 13471 at Costner Testifies in Suit Over Oil-Cleanup Devices <p>Actor Kevin Costner has testified in the trial of a lawsuit in New Orleans that he was heartbroken watching the Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010 and headed to the area with oil cleanup devices to aid the recovery.</p><p>Costner testified yesterday in connection with a multimillion-dollar business dispute over the devices involving fellow actor Stephen Baldwin.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 14:38:11 +0000 The Associated Press 13197 at Trial Opens For Suit Against Costner Over BP Deal <p>Two Hollywood stars could spend the next two weeks in a New Orleans courtroom rather than on camera, on opposite sides in a real-life legal drama.</p><p>Jury selection is scheduled Monday for Stephen Baldwin&#39;s federal lawsuit against fellow actor Kevin Costner over their investments in a device BP used in trying to clean up the huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill.</p><p>Both are expected to testify. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman says every litigant must be in court every day because of the seriousness of the claims and in case of mid-trial settlement talks.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 15:44:44 +0000 The Associated Press 12792 at