BP's CEO ordered to testify over explosion (8/29)
The judge ruled that Lord John Browne and BP Global refining and marketing chief John Manzoni must give depositions in the lawsuit filed by accident survivors and victimsâ€™ families.
A spokesman for the London-based energy company said BP will appeal the decision. â€œNeither John Browne nor John Manzoni have unique knowledge of the accident at the Texas City plant,â€ said BP Americas spokesman Neil Chapman. He said BP attorneys have already granted plaintiffs access to upper-level executives with direct knowledge of the incident.