Calif. Law Firm At Center Of Bloody Kazakh Oil Fight

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Plaintiffs in litigation stemming from a violent dispute over an oil and gas concession in southern Kazakhstan have asked that Freeman Freeman & Smiley LLP be barred from acting as the defense counsel in the case because representatives of the firm may have information about the attempted assassination of one of the plaintiffs, among other things.

In a filing in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, attorneys for Kazenercom TOO and the other plaintiffs in the case argued that shareholders of Turan...
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