Bid For Quick Discovery Denied In Taylor Energy Oil Leak Suit

Law360, New York (October 3, 2012, 12:36 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge refused Tuesday to order the start of discovery in an oil pollution suit against Taylor Energy Co. LLC while the company's motion to dismiss is pending, finding the environmental group plaintiffs did not show good cause for expedited discovery.

Waterkeeper Alliance and six other Gulf Coast environmental organizations had argued that Taylor was refusing to answer basic questions about cleanup efforts and preventing the green groups from effectively fighting the motion to dismiss, but U.S. District Judge Karen Wells Roby said the...
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