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BP Engineer Says that Steptoe’s Cafeteria Doesn’t Vent into the Law Offices

On Tuesday, the defense attorney in the Rogue States nuisance trial turned up the heat on the plaintiffs by suggesting that Steptoe & Johnson may be the cause of its own malodorous problems. Witness Nelson Dilg pointed a finger directly at Steptoe's cafeteria, where the expert in kitchen grease exhaust systems found a cook-and-hold unit venting directly into a greasy, potentially contaminated return, which circulates air throughout the law offices.

Th conditions were perfect, Dilg said,  for growing bacteria that could then float around the building’s ventilation system. "It’s the kind of condition I haven’t seen in 20 to 25 years," he testified. Dilg said he called the Fire Department to report the conditions. He feared for the safety of the people in the building.

Today, the plaintiffs' attorneys called the director of engineering for Steptoe's landlord, Boston Properties, to the stand. Jeffrey Garner testified that, in essence, Dilg has no idea what he's talking about.

The kitchen vent, Garner said, cools, treats, and recirculates the air into the same space. "It just stays in the kitchen," he testified.

The defense chose not to cross-exam Garner.

  • Nancy Hard

    Reports indicates that BP is about to launch its new PR campaign with the BPCares website. BP recently acquired the BPCares domains and plans to launch the website soon to battle the falsehoods by the media and the eco-sensitive strain.
    In a memo leaked to reporters, BP's plan is to be repentful for the loss of jobs and resources to the people in the Gulf and to put forth a strategy moving forward. The domains that BP owns are:
    The website is being beta tested and will be up soon.