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Unformatted text preview: insurance and other companies doing business in Texas and also believe the deposition ruling will have a bed effect upon the economy of Texas. The plaintiffs lawyers said there is a steering committee that would ensure Browne being deposed only once. Browne, who will step down in July, is scheduled to be deposed Friday, but BP appealed a ruling that would allow Browne to be questioned. This deposition is only part of an ongoing trial that stemmed from a case of gross negligence in a March 23, 2005 fire that killed 15 and injured 170. Lead counsel Brent Coon of Beaumont, Texas argued that Browne has pushed himself into his own deposition by continuing to allow interviews to the press. Coon believes that since Browne will step down soon, the deposition would have no effect on BPs business practices. Coon was quoted saying We have deposed all of the people underneath him, and shown a continuing reason to depose Lord Browne....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ECON 231 taught by Professor Stone during the Spring '07 term at Jefferson Davis Community College.
- Spring '07