US Asks Judge To Toss 'Moot' Drill Ban Claims

Law360, New York (October 14, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT) -- The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to toss part of Ensco Offshore Co.'s lawsuit challenging the government's ban on deepwater drilling, arguing that two of the suit's claims are moot now that the moratorium is no longer in place.

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice lodged a motion to nix the claims on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Wednesday, the day...
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