A court of law is not the place to attempt cheap shortcuts. Unfortunately for BP, its attorneys apparently never learned that lesson.
According to NPR, BP’s lawyers recently tried to submit a filing that exceeded the court’s page limit by reducing line spacing below the required double-spaced format.
“The Court should not have to waste its time policing such simple rules—particularly in a case as massive and complex as this,” U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier said in his ruling on the matter. “Counsel’s tactic would not appropriate for a college term paper. It certainly is not appropriate here.”
The case in which BP’s attorneys attempted to pass off this subpar filing is connected to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and Deepwater Horizon drilling rig accident involving the company.
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