La. AG Gets Green Light To Probe BP

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana judge has given the state's attorney general the go-ahead to proceed with discovery and an investigation into BP PLC in order to determine whether the state has a right of action against the energy giant for the recovery of relief in the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Judge Joy C. Lobrano of the 25th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Plaquemines on Thursday signed off on Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell’s petition, which contends that the state may have a claim to natural...
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