Oil Industry Wants Enviro Case Pulled From BP MDL

Law360, New York (August 24, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The American Petroleum Institute and three other oil industry groups have asked a judge overseeing a multidistrict litigation against BP PLC and Transocean Ltd. over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to remove one of the 77 consolidated cases and send it back to the judge who originally heard it.

In a motion filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, the oil industry groups told Judge Carl Barbier that the case — a lawsuit brought by environmental groups against the...
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