Fla. Judge Quashes Subpoenas In Venezuela Oil Bribery Suit

Law360, Miami (April 16, 2018, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday quashed dozens of subpoenas issued by Venezuela's state-owned oil company against defendants accused of operating a bribery scheme, and also said she would allow limited discovery on the issue of whether the company has standing to pursue its claims.

In a hearing in Miami, U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia Otazo-Reyes said she would grant the defendants' motion to quash the many subpoenas from a litigation trust associated with Venezuela's state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela SA as premature, because discovery has not yet begun in the case.

"We can address the matter of when they can...

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