May 26, 2010 10:40 PM

BP wants Houston judge with oil ties to hear spill cases

Oil giant BP is asking the courts to place every pre-trial issue in the hands of a single federal judge in Houston. That judge, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes, has traveled the world, expenses paid, giving lectures for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. His financial disclosure forms show he collects royalties from several energy companies.

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