The steering committee of lawyers representing plaintiffs suing BP over the deadly explosion at the company’s refinery in Texas City wants Houston lawyer Ronald Krist off the defense team.

In July, 212th District Judge Susan Criss denied a motion filed by the BP Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee asking her to disqualify Krist as counsel for BP on the ground that his firm formerly represented four plaintiffs who sought damages from BP after the 2005 explosion.

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