A Texas judge presiding over litigation involving BP’s alleged release of half a million tons of carcinogenic gases in Texas City, Texas, sharply rebuked the oil giant’s lawyer, calling him “sloppy” for improperly using and mischaracterizing evidence during trial. Galveston County District Judge Lonnie Cox heard a midtrial motion made by a plaintiffs’ attorney seeking to remove attorney Damond Mace as BP’s counsel. Despite the judge’s own objections to Mr. Mace’s court performance, however, he denied the motion. “I’m just going to tell you this, damn it. This is getting kind of sloppy here,” Judge Cox said after temporarily excusing ... Read More
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