BP may settle with Deepwater Horizon oil spill victims as trial postponed

Guardian: BP may be close to a legal settlement on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster – but many of the tens of thousands of victims still want to drag the oil company through the courts. Judge Carl Barbier ordered a week-long delay in the civil trial, which was due to start on Monday. The delay, ordered after a conference call with lawyers from all the main parties on Sunday afternoon, was seen as a sign that BP was close to a settlement with those who lost their livelihood as a result of the oil disaster.......

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