La. Must Deliver Deepwater Docs Or Face Fines: Judge

Law360, New York (October 27, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT) -- The magistrate judge overseeing the Deepwater Horizon oil spill multidistrict litigation ordered the state of Louisiana on Thursday to produce documents requested by BP PLC or face fines and the possible dismissal of its claims from the suit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan said Louisiana must produce its first batch of documents by Nov. 3, followed by a second batch of documents due on Nov. 21. If the state fails to comply with either of the deadlines, it will be fined $2,500 per day for the...
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