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BP oil spill
4:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

BP Wins Key Pre-Trial Motions in Federal Court Over Gulf Oil Spill

BP has won a ruling that bars some references to earlier accidents from a trial over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The federal judge hearing the case feared opening a “trial within a trial.”

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BP oil spill
10:22 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Judge Finds BP Primarily Responsible for Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burned on April 21, 2010.
U.S. Coast Guard/Getty Images

A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled BP is primarily responsible for damage caused by the oil spill in 2010. But, Eileen Fleming reports, the owner of the drilling rig that blew up could still have to pay punitive damages and civil penalties.

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