A federal court should disregard remarks made by the Department of Justice about BP in a pending motion to approve Transocean's $1 billion settlement for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as they are misleading and could affect a civil trial this month, according to BP. "BP respectfully requests that the court limit its consideration of the motion and memorandum to the only question properly before the court at this time -- namely, an evaluation and approval decision regarding the proposed settlement between the United States and the Transocean defendants," according to the U.K. oil major.

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