Judge Tosses Claims Against BP Contractor

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

None of the plaintiffs' attorneys or other companies sued over the 2010 disaster formally objected before U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier on Friday dismissed the claims against Swiss-based
Weatherford U.S. LP and Weatherford International Inc.

Barbier ruled there is no evidence that a Weatherford-made float collar used in BP's blown-out well was defective or contributed to
the cause of the blowout and spill.

A trial involving claims against BP, rig owner Transocean and other companies is scheduled to start Feb. 27.

Last year, Weatherford agreed to pay BP $75 million to settle all potential claims between the companies.

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