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Halliburton sues BP for defamation over Gulf spill

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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Halliburton sues BP for defamation over Gulf spill


business.financialpost.com

Halliburton Co is suing BP Plc for “negligent misrepresentation, business disparagement and defamation” related to BP’s claims about who was to blame for last year’s Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Halliburton said BP provided inaccurate information prior to Halliburton carrying out its cementing services the day before the disaster, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in Texas state court.

Halliburton said BP knew or should have known about an additional hydrocarbon zone ....
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posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 02:50 PM
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Incredible concept... defaming Haliburton...

(I apologize - I probably shouldn't editorialize the article)

I found it interesting that the details weren't squelched...


“BP was solely responsible for identifying all hydrocarbon-bearing zones in the well and for identifying where the designed top of cement should be located in order to isolate all such zones,” Halliburton said in the lawsuit.


Not unexpectedly, BP declined to comment specifically.


The Houston-based company [Halliburton] said it was fully indemnified under its contract with BP because it had performed the cement work according to BP specifications.

In April, London-based BP sued Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International. Cameron made the blowout preventer for the well, a so-called fail-safe device that failed to automatically shut down the well.

Shares of BP and Haliburton were both down 3 percent on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 index was about 2 percent lower.

The case is Halliburton Energy Services Inc v. BP Exploration & Production Inc et al, No. 2011-52580 in Court 234 of the District Court of Harris County, Texas.


This is one of those cases where only the lawyers win....

Please note that there is an existing thread in our Deepwater Forum authored by NuclearPaul on the same subject from another, more mainstream source. Compare and contrast.

business.financialpost.com
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edit on 2-9-2011 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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Not unexpectedly - everybody involved is trying to cover their own ass.

Which is part of the norm.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 03:02 PM
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Incredible concept... defaming Haliburton...


...Thank you. Needed that. For the endorphins.

...All in all - just another circus. Designed to make us think they're not all owned by the same master controller.




S&F&
btw



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 03:20 PM
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Once again, one of the worst things in recent history finds its way back to Halliburton. Way to keep the spirit of Dick Cheney alive, Halli, ol' buddy, even as your dirty money keeps Cheney himself alive. Take everything you can't steal, and when they complain about it, complain about their complaints with a louder voice.

Oil companies these days act like children in a room without their parents, throwing tantrums and squalling over a big piece of candy.

Meanwhile, Apple dethrones Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company, the oil-bought Burj Khalifa tower (tallest in the world) suffers from financial problems, and the world grows tired of oil tycoons who think they're the monarchs of our generation.

Alternate energy can't get here fast enough.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 04:47 PM
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Are they freaking serious? Halliburton doesn't have any reputation that needs to be defended...

They are scum, everybody knows they are scum.... BP didn't ``break any news`` on what Halliburton really was. A bunch of corrupt bastards, cutting corners for making a buck, doesn't matter if it kills people or pollute an entire ocean.

Halliburton should be closed by force, the CEO and the board of executives sued. Assets seized and sold and give the money to those affected in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the gulf.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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I agree with halliburton in this instance in that it was BP's negligence that caused the disaster and then BP blaming sub-contractors left and right. How many prior violations did BP have? I think that speaks for itself!



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 05:28 PM
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I am not being funny but Halliburton was the sub contractor in the Gulf and BP did not have their staff on board. How can Halliburton claim this and why was BP's name changed to British Petrolium of which it hadn't been named for 15 years when the crisis happened. Americans caused the crisis on the back of a British company, why did Obama choose to deflect attention and blame it on British Petrolium. The UK should have abandoned him at that point IMO.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo

Halliburton should be closed by force, the CEO and the board of executives sued. Assets seized and sold and give the money to those affected in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the gulf.


Halliburton did not declare war on any country, the american government did! They were simply in the right place at the right time to take advantage of new contracts. Many other companies made money in iraq! As for afghanistan the war was to guarantee a steady production of opium and heroin.

We all like to hate on Dick Cheney but the NWO conspiracy supersedes what Bush Jr, Cheney and Rumsfeld did and wanted while in office. Thought I would point that out to all you brain dead fools!



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