Chevron's Bid For Legal Fee Ruling Shot Down

Law360, New York (August 5, 2009, 2:04 PM EDT) -- The federal judge overseeing a dispute over legal fees between two energy companies has rejected Chevron USA Inc.'s bid for summary judgment, ruling that it would be premature to take a stand on that issue prior to solving the negligence question at the center of the underlying dispute over oil field waste.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge James Brady rejected Chevron's request, finding that it was impossible to make a decision on the question of whether Energen Resources Corp. had a duty to defend Chevron since...
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