Haywood struck out at the hearing, so now their ace Svanberg comes up to bat. Svanberg should also dump Haywoods laywer, because his advice was wrong from the start.

Now all Svanberg has to do now is tell them, "Prove that it was negligence and we'll gladly pay all damages. Credible proof, not the hearsay evidence of disgruntled, or well intentioned employees who made statements for reasons of their own."

Naturally negligence can't be proved because all the evidence is at the bottom of the gulf. Too deep for the robot's to get a clear shot, especially when the blowout preventer is still intact and spewing out oil.