BP Seeks To Speed Up Venue Ruling In Coverage Spat

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT) -- BP America Inc. has asked a court for an expedited ruling on whether its coverage battle with a group of excess insurers over the Deepwater Horizon spill should be folded into multidistrict litigation in Louisiana or stay in Texas.

BP America and five other BP entities filed their motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Wednesday to speed up the court's ruling on pending venue motions and get an initial status conference scheduled as soon as possible.

The insurers haven't...
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