Ex-engineer wants compensation from BP

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
Last updated 08:00 24/01/2014

Relevant offers

World

German automakers push back Donald Trump's warning over Mexican plants Donald Trump threatens BMW with border tax on cars built in Mexico Italy rejects Germany's request on Fiat cars in months-long feud US man pays US$3000 tax with five wheelbarrows full of pennies Dead US teenager's father sues Monster Energy Takata to pay US$1 billion penalty over air bag defect Trump inauguration: The beginning of the end – or the end of the beginning? Danielle McLaughlin: Youthful Obama vows to fight on for American values Jessica Alba's Honest Company recalls organic baby powder over infection concerns Nintendo Switch game console to launch in March

A former BP engineer convicted of obstructing a Justice Department probe of the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a judge to disqualify himself from the case.

In a court filing late on Wednesday, Kurt Mix's lawyers say they learned last week that US District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. and his law clerk filed civil claims in 2013 for damages against BP.

Duval had disclosed in 2012 that his family owns a beachfront vacation home in Grand Isle and was entitled to seek compensation from BP. He said then that he didn't see any reason to disqualify himself from the case.

Defense attorneys argue Duval must disqualify himself before ruling on their request for a new trial for Mix, who was convicted last month of obstruction of justice for deleting text messages.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content