La. Must Follow Deadlines For Deepwater Docs: Judge

Law360, New York (November 4, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday said Louisiana had produced its first batch of documents requested by BP PLC in multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but affirmed a magistrate judge's order imposing hefty fines if the state does not comply with future deadlines.

On Oct. 27, U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan told Louisiana to produce its first batch of documents by Thursday, followed by a second batch of documents due Nov. 21. U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier said Louisiana had met the first deadline,...
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