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Ex-BP engineer wins new trial in Gulf of Mexico spill case

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval of New Orleans tossed out his December conviction of Kurt Mix, a former BP Plc (BP.L) employee, and concluded that conduct by one of the 12 jurors meant he did not have an impartial jury. A spokesman for the U.S. Justice Department did not respond to a request for comment. The Macondo well explosion on April 20, 2010, killed 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and triggered an 87-day oil spill in which millions of gallons of crude flowed into the Gulf of Mexico. In his decision on Thursday, Duval noted the jurors were under strict instructions not to disclose information about jury deliberations, and said the interviews were "inappropriate and contrary to the law of this district and circuit".