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BP Civil Trial (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Interview

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-01

Duration: 00:07:43

Subjects: BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | LeCesne, Blaine G., 1955- | LAWSUITS | Legal Issues


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • LeCesne, Blaine Interviewee


This segment from the March 1, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s interview with Loyola Law Professor Blaine LeCesne about the federal civil trial against BP, Transocean, and Halliburton for the 2010 BP Oil Spill. LeCesne discusses the questions that need to be answered during the trial, why the case is so complex, the potential regularity impacts of the case, the Justice Department’s argument, the three phases of the case, and the remaining oil spill claimants. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford