Transocean shouldn't be able to shield itself against civil penalties stemming from last year's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Department of Justice argued in a court document filed this past week. Transocean filed a request last month to be indemnified by BP. "At trial, the U.S. respectfully believes it will establish that Transocean's acts and omissions in this case amounted to willful misconduct that obviates the indemnity," the department said in its court filing.

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