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.