Transocean Ordered To Hand Over Safety Documents

Law360, New York (December 17, 2010, 8:17 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Friday reportedly ordered Transocean Ltd. to hand over safety documents that government investigators say are key to understanding how to prevent a future Deepwater Horizon-style rig explosion.

Judge Carl Barbier of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana made the ruling Friday at a hearing, according to the Associated Press.

Neither a government attorney nor an attorney for Transocean could immediately be reached for comment Friday, and a representative for Transocean also could not be immediately reached.

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