Deepwater Victims' Attys Spar Over Discovery For $8B Deal

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 9:08 PM EDT) -- Lead attorneys for victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Monday urged a Louisiana magistrate judge to reject discovery requests from opponents of a $7.8 billion class action settlement, saying the demands for more details about the deal are publicity stunts.

In a letter to U.S. Magistrate Judge Sally Shushan, the lawyers contend that enough information has already been presented for the court to determine whether the 10-figure payout is fair and for all attorneys to decide whether clients should join the settlement or opt...
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