In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig ?Deepwater Horizon? In the Gulf of Mexico, MDL No. 2179, 2012 WL 174645 (E.D. La. Jan. 20. 2012)

Key Insight: Court denied BP?s motion for spoliation sanctions for Halliburton?s alleged loss of information concerning ?post incident cement testing? where BP had not demonstrated prejudice and, upon Halliburton?s representation that the modeling was done on a particular computer that it would submit for third-party forensic examination to determine if the modeling could be located, the court ordered the parties to meet and confer to develop a protocol for examination with costs to be shared equally and reserved BP?s right to seek additional relief

Nature of Case: Claims arising from oil spill

Electronic Data Involved: Computer modeling data/results

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