Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Attorney General Jim Hood wins battle against Kenneth Feinberg to keep oil spill-related litigation in state court

The story in a nutshell is that Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has been attempting to dodge a subpoena from Attorney General Hood's office that would require Feinberg to produce documents that show how they handle oil spill damages claims.  Hood filed the subpoena in state court, and Feinberg had the matter removed to federal court.  U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves ruled today that the removal was improper, and sent the matter back to state court, where presumably Feinberg will be forced to comply with the subpoena.

Here's the story from Legal Newsline.

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