Five Things to Know About the Latest BP Gulf Oil Spill Trial

The Justice Department wants to punish BP for the 2010 disaster, but the company would rather focus on its cleanup
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One should be forgiven for losing track of the never-ending legal warfare over the April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. With lawyers swinging back into action in federal court in New Orleans this week, here's a cheat sheet for sorting through the jurisprudential muck.

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