First BP Witness Takes Stand Monday

May 29, 2013

The trial will determine what additional money BP and its contractors must pay out to claimants, including in Clearwater and Pinellas County.

BP is expected to call its first witness Monday at a trial to determine how much more money in damages may be paid out from the well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Associated Press is reporting that Halliburton, BP’s cement contractor on the Deepwater Horizon drilling project, just rested its case. This next phase of the trial is expected to last six weeks.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is hearing the testimony in the trial in New Orleans. The trial is to detail reasons for, and assign blame in, the disaster.

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