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BP To Fight Civil Suit
LONDON (AP) — BP says it's ready for a fight next week at a high-stakes civil trial on the Deepwater Horizon accident that resulted in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. BP failed to reach a settlement and now says it will offer a vigorous defense. Rupert Bondy, the group's general counsel, says settlement demands were "not based on reality or the merits of the case." Billions of dollars are at stake.