BP happy with judge's exclusion of damaging e-mails from evidence

BP happy with judge's exclusion of damaging e-mails from evidence

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This image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon Wednesday April 21, 2010. The Coast Guard by sea and air planned to search overnight for 11 workers missing since a thunderous explosion rocked an oil drilling platform that continued to burn late Wednesday. (AP Photo/US Coast Guard)

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by WWL-TV / webteam@wwltv.com / @WWLTV

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Posted on February 9, 2012 at 8:32 AM

NEW ORLEANS - With the trial over the BP oil spill just over two weeks away, BP is breathing a sigh of relief after a federal judge ruled that several potentially damaging e-mails wont be allowed to be used as evidence.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled to keep the documents from being admitted into evidence during the trial to determine responsibility for the 2010 gulf oil disaster.

The plaintiffs include individuals and businesses, as well as states along the Gulf Coast and the U.S. government.

The main corporate defendants include BP, rig owner, Transocean, and Halliburton.

The Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 people and caused the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

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