Transocean Refuses to Honor Gulf Probe Subpoenas from Federal Board

[B] Transocean Refuses to Honor Oil Spill Subpoenas from Federal Board-MARITIME LAWYER NEWS [/B]

Transocean is refusing to honor subpoenas from a federal board that has intervened on behalf of U.S. Chemical Safety Board. A federal board has challenged Transocean’s involvement in monitoring the testing of the blowout preventer that failed to stop the oil spill disaster that blewup the [I]Deepwater Horizon[/I] on April 20, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.

Transocean says that U.S. Chemical Safety Board does not have jurisdiction in the probe, so it doesn’t have a right to the documents and other items it seeks. The federal board, however, says that U.S. Chemical Safety Board does have a right and has intervened to enforce the subpoenas.

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