If the Judge really did say that, then he can be considered bias. But, I doubt he is the source of the quote above.
Perhaps BP intends to escalate disputes with the Judge to the point that there is cause for replacing him based on a hostile relationship.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I bought 1000 at 5.50, then 4000 at 2.51. When it hit 6.39 I banked it. Got lucky with this high risk bet and did not want to push my luck. That's my 2cents for what it is worth.