The trial for two BP supervisors facing manslaughter charges in the deaths of 11 workers stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion has been postponed from February 2013 to January 2014. The two supervisors, Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine, are accused of disregarding high-pressure readings that may have served as indicators of potential problems prior to the BP well blowout, the resulting explosion from which claimed the lives of 11 workers and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Their lawyers asked for more time to prepare for the trial, which prosecutors said in a court document will include more than 1 million pages of information; U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. granted the defense lawyers’ request. The Mobile, Alabama, oil spill attorneys at Long & Long continue to evaluate claims related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. If your business suffered a loss of revenue, or if you experienced a diminution of property value or loss of property use, related to the oil spill, we may be able to help you recover financial compensation. We are currently investigating claims related to:
Time to seek compensation for damages sustained as a result of the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill is limited. Please contact Long & Long for your free case consultation as soon as possible if you suffered financial harm or diminished property value as a result of the oil spill.