1. COURT BATTLE

    BP: Halliburton Lied About Oil Spill

    GULF OF MEXICO - APRIL 21:  Fire boats battle a fire at the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizons 126 person crew after an explosion and fire caused the crew to evacuate.  (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

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    The oil giants are turning on each other. In a court filing on Tuesday, BP accused Halliburton of intentionally destroying incriminating evidence related to last year’s devastating Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP, a British company, says that Halliburton trashed records of faulty cement slurry it made for the Macondo well off the coast of Lousiana. BP also accuses Halliburton of deleting a damning computer model, and asked a court to hire a team of computer experts to dig it up. Eleven people died when the well blew out and the rig exploded, and BP has so far shouldered most of the financial penalties.

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