[JURIST] Judge Carl Barbier of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] postponed the trial over the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] Monday, hours before it was set to begin, in order to give British Petroleum (BP) [corporate website] more time to reach a settlement agreement. Barbier adjourned [UPI report] the start of this multi-billion dollar trial after a conference call between the parties a week earlier, in...

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