It appears BP and Transocean have finally found something that they agree on. BP, the operator of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded on April 20, 2010, and Transocean, the owner, have both responded in opposition to a plaintiff steering committee motion seeking the exclusion of evidence concerning the United States government’s role in the disaster. The defendants are demanding that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier admit evidence of the government’s role before allocating fault among private parties.
While Transocean is seeking the evidence in order to defend against the $3,400.00 per barrel civil penalty the company faces, BP insists it needs the evidence to defend against punitive damage claims. Both BP and Transocean, continuing to trade blame, believe the evidence will help establish the other’s liability for the devastating spill.
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Source: The Louisiana Record