BP Balks At La.'s Bid For Separate Deepwater Trial

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT) -- BP PLC on Monday pushed back against Louisiana’s bid to hold separate discovery and trial on the state's economic claims in multidistrict litigation over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, arguing it ran afoul of court orders and offshore drilling law.

In a letter to the magistrate judge handling the case, BP accused Louisiana of trying to disrupt the litigation for its own gain and asked that the court affirm rulings the company said barred the state’s request.

Last week, Louisiana Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell...
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