ABQ Ordered To Turn Over Docs In BP Royalty Suit

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ordered ABQ Energy Group to turn over subpoenaed documents in a class action accusing BP PLC's U.S. arm of breach of contract for withholding royalties on natural gas sales, finding nonparty ABQ's motion to quash the subpoena untimely.

Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Thursday granted BP's motion to compel compliance with the document request and denied ABQ's motion.

BP's subpoena to ABQ, issued in April, asked the contracts under which...
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