Defense Began in the Deadly Gulf Oil Spill Disaster on Monday
Posted On March 19, 2013
Author: Gordon McKernan
Transocean Ltd. called its first witness yesterday on the 13th day of the trial.
The owner of the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 has started to present its defense at a trial that is designed to determine the causes of the deadly disaster and decide fault to the companies involved.
More than a dozen witnesses have already testified to a Federal Judge on behalf of the Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim the spill cost them money.
The plaintiffs’ lawyers still expect to call another witness to the stand this week, an employee of cement contractor Halliburton.
Halliburton and Macondo well owner BP PLC also will call their own witnesses after Transocean finishes presenting its case.
Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard.