Good lawyers can deal with bad facts, but clients should not make the representation more difficult by destroying documents, like what was recently alleged to have occurred following the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion. 

On April 23, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed a criminal complaint against Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer, who allegedly deleted a string of over 200 text messages with a supervisor and deleted over 100 text messages with a contractor, all related to the effort to “top kill” the Macondo well. 

To learn more about this compliant, please read Bill Wagner's recent blog post on Commonground.