U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans

 
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at a news conference in New Orleans November 15, 2012. The U.S. government negotiated with BP Plc to resolve civil claims against the company related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 but did not reach any agreement, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday. Holder, at a press conference on BP's criminal settlement, said it was possible the civil claims could still be resolved out of court but said the government was preparing for trial next year. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman