NEWORLEANS - 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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