Judiciary

Judge in Oil Spill-Related Case Against Former BP Engineer Didn't See Need to Recuse Himself for Filing Civil Claim for Damages Against BP

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A former BP engineer convicted of obstructing a Justice Department probe of the company's 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a judge to disqualify himself from the case.

In a court filing late Wednesday, Kurt Mix's lawyers say they learned last week that U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. and his law clerk assigned to the case filed civil claims in April 2013 for compensatory and punitive damages against BP.