Transocean Dodges Deepwater Subpoenas For Now

Law360, New York (November 30, 2011, 8:12 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked several subpoenas the federal government had issued Transocean Ltd. in its probe of toxic chemical releases during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, pending a judicial panel's decision on whether to merge the matter with related multidistrict litigation.

U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal declined to enforce five of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board ’s subpoenas against Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig, putting them on hold until the panel decides whether to merge them with...
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