Judge Compels Testimony In Miss. River Oil Spill Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday compelled testimony from the operating company and acting captain of a tugboat involved in a collision that spilled fuel oil into the Mississippi River and led to criminal charges, ordering that they be deposed in a civil suit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby said in two orders Friday that she would oversee the depositions of John Bavaret, who was captaining the tugboat M/V Mel Oliver when a barge it was pushing collided with another ship, and Daniel Dantin,...
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