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Army of lawyers gets ready to face off against BP

One of the greatest legal circuses on the planet - the trial of BP in the extent of their responsibility for that 2010 Gulf coast of florida oil spill - is scheduled to start in New Orleans on Monday, featuring 34 leading lawyers inside jam-packed federal court and countless others playing video feeds in rooms nearby. There will be 400 minutes of opening arguments from 11 parties, including the Justice Department. Their email list of exhibits runs nearly a lot of pages, and lawyers up to now have filed 126 depositions and also the names of about 80 potential witnesses. The plaintiffs’ team has essentially built a full new firm, with 300 lawyers, paralegals and support staff committed to the truth. BP includes a similar battery of attorneys from four of the nation’s most prestigious firms. Settlement talks were underway over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal reported that federal and state officials were preparing a $16 billion offer to BP, but that figure is way more than any figur

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