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BP Amoco Chemical Co. v. Flint Hills Resources

March 18, 2009

BP AMOCO CHEMICAL COMPANY, PLAINTIFF/COUNTER--DEFENDANT,
v.
FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LLC, DEFENDANT/COUNTER--PLAINTIFF.
FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LLC, PLAINTIFF,
v.
BP CORPORATION NORTH AMERICA INC., DEFENDANT.



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge Amy J. St. Eve

FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LLC'S SURREPLY IN OPPOSITION TO BP'S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Table of Authorities...........................................................................................................................ii

I. DAVID ROBERTSON DID NOT INTENTIONALLY DESTROY RELEVANT EMAILS AFTER RECEIVING THE LEGAL HOLD...................................1

A. BP Overstated the True Number of Emails By Counting the Same Email Multiple Times......................................................................................1

B. The Remaining Emails are Irrelevant and Duplicative of Other Data Produced By Flint Hills.....................................................................................3

C. BP's Cited Authority Is Clearly Distinguishable from The Present Facts and Issues..........................................................................................................6

II. FLINT HILLS DID NOT INTENTIONALLY DESTROY RELEVANT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE.......................................................................................................8

III. BP'S MOTION IS AN UNTIMELY DISCOVERY MOTION............................................11 Conclusion.........................................................................................................................................12

TABLE OF AUTHORITIES

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Barnhill v. United States, 11 F.3d 1360 (7th Cir. 1993).............................................................. 7-8

Dal Pozzo v. Basic Machinery Co., Inc., 463 F.3d 609 (7th Cir. 2006).......................................11

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