Cameron International urged a federal appeals court to dismiss U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's trial plan for the company over a 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, saying it should be tried before a jury. "The proceeding envisioned by the district court's plan is not a 'trial' as it is known in Anglo-American law. Its three phases are reminiscent of the procedures followed by European courts in which the judges are active prosecutors in search of justice while the litigants are virtually bystanders," said Cameron, which manufactured the blowout-prevention equipment for BP's Macondo well.

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