Luke Oil Pushes Judge To Rethink Stay In SemCrude

Law360, New York (October 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bankruptcy judge's order permanently staying claims by crude oil producers that are owed millions of dollars from SemCrude LP effectively denies some 85,000 parties their right to pursue those payments in court, a proposed class action is claiming in a motion to reconsider the ruling.

The permanent stay, issued as part of a procedural ruling in the SemGroup Chapter 11 proceeding, would strip the crude oil producers of their right to appeal the decision without even notifying them of it, the class action plaintiffs plan...
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