Deepwater Worker’s Attys Face Sanctions In BP MDL

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge in the multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Wednesday threatened to sanction a Halliburton Co. rig worker's lawyers for failing to notify BP PLC that the worker would invoke the Fifth Amendment during a deposition.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan gave Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP one week to explain why they didn’t tell BP, as well as its co-defendants, that Cathleenia Willis would invoke her Fifth Amendment rights, saying she would impose sanctions...
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