BP Fights Insurers Over Venue For Gulf Coverage Spat

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT) -- BP PLC is fighting a bid by insurers to fold a coverage spat over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill into multidistrict litigation in New Orleans, telling a Texas federal court that the dispute involved simple questions of law and shouldn't be buried under the complicated tort litigation in Louisiana.

The case brought by the excess insurers "would be buried within the massive MDL proceeding pending there, where it would be unable to receive the full and timely attention it deserves, likely delaying by many years any...
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