5th Circuit Denies Transocean's Motion To Stay Ruling Enforcing Subpoenas

NEW ORLEANS - Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc.'s motion to stay pending appeal of the enforcement of government subpoenas requiring the owner of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig to produce documents related to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB)'s investigation of the explosion of the rig in April 2010 was denied by a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 23; it found that the company was unable to show a likelihood of success on its claims and that producing the requested documents would result in an irreparable injury (United States of America v. Transocean Deepwater Drilling Inc., No. 13-20243, 5th Cir.).

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