Citgo Urges Delay In Trial Over 2006 La. Oil Spill

Law360, New York (October 28, 2009, 3:24 PM EDT) -- Citgo Petroleum Corp. has asked a federal judge to postpone the trial in a suit brought against it by eight companies shut down by a 2006 oil spill, claiming that many of the plaintiffs' records and electronic files were destroyed by hurricanes and that discovery will demand out-of-state third-party subpoenas.

The oil giant filed a motion to continue in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana on Tuesday, noting that although the parties have been working informally to resolve the problems created by...
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