BP is facing multi-district litigation in a civil trial in New Orleans to resolve damages and apportion blame for the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010

Deepwater Horizon: Cleaning up

Four years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the arguments over its effects still rage

BP refuses to fund spill studies

Arguments over costs central to legal actions

Ban lifted on BP bids for US contracts

EPA deal ends suspension after Deepwater Horizon

BP seeks trial on harm from Macondo spill

Oil group says only one bird from endangered species was found dead

BP loses appeal on spill settlement terms

Businesses not required to prove losses caused by Gulf oil spill

BP battles Washington over spill data

Call for extensive process of discovery before trial resumes

BP setback in effort to curb spill costs

Appeals court rejects move to curb Deepwater disaster payments

US court upholds Deepwater Horizon settlement

Blow to BP’s hopes of curbing compensation payments

BP to appeal over compensation order

Company told to pay some businesses that suffered no losses from spill

Ex-BP engineer guilty of obstruction

Kurt Mix faces up to 20 years in jail

BP accuses US lawyer of ‘brazen fraud’

Oil group contends claimants seeking compensation did not exist

BP lawyers accused of misleading court

Group said to have made ‘absurd’ compensation statements

BP finds friends in higher places

US federal appeals court has spoken out in oil group’s defence

UK backs BP in dispute with US government

Downing St attacks move to bar oil group from federal contracts

BP wins reprieve on oil spill payouts

Court orders halt on payments to those that did not suffer losses

BP expects surge in Deepwater payments

Energy group calls for injunction blocking unjustified claims

Judge criticises BP over compensation

Oil company had made a ‘startling’ reversal of its previous statements

BP reaches Gulf of Mexico rigs record

Fleet of nine signals recovery from Deepwater Horizon disaster

BP in fresh attempt to curb spill payouts

Claims for losses not caused by the disaster challenged

BP spill payouts slow after court ruling

Boost for oil group in battle to curb costs

BP wins spill compensation appeal

Ruling could limit payments that were on course to hit $15bn

Sealing well too soon ‘too risky’, says BP

Trial told of threat of uncontrolled leaks of oil from seabed

BP had tools to end spill sooner, court told

Safety expert says Gulf well could have been sealed within a month

BP staff ‘not prepared for blowout’

Court shown clip of Hayward testimony

BP faces claims it rejected leak plan

Group accused of ‘cover up’ over rate of oil escaping