February 5, 2008 | Mark Paradies

BP Texas City Explosion – Day in Court

The judge didn’t immediately accept the BP guilty plea. However, she said that she can only consider a plea agreement presented to her:

“I must not evaluate a hypothetical plea that has not been presented.”

Rosenthal delayed a ruling to allow plaintiffs’ attorneys and prosecutors to submit filings on complicated legal issues that dominated several hours of arguments after the victims had their say. The judge didn’t set a date for another hearing.

She said the company can withdraw its guilty plea if she rejects the agreement

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