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Oil spill trial to resume today

3 years 5 months 3 weeks ago April 02, 2013 Apr 2, 2013 Tuesday, April 02 2013 April 02, 2013 7:51 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Legal proceedings in the 2010 deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster is scheduled to resume Tuesday with testimony expected from a Halliburton employee who was on the rig when it exploded.

Jesse Gagliano worked on the failed cement job that led to BP's well blowout. He was interviewed by a congressional committee and testified in 2010 before a government panel probing the disaster.

Gagliano invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination at his deposition in 2011, but he later agreed to testify at trial. BP had argued that his late change of heart would give Halliburton an unfair strategic advantage.

The trial started Feb. 25 and is entering its sixth week. BP will begin presenting its defense once Halliburton rests its case, possibly later this week.

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