NEW ORLEANS, La. – BP, who was seeking a court order Wednesday, July 20, compelling the White House to turn over emails by a former top adviser to President Barack Obama, has been denied by U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan. NOLA reports: The BP court filing stated that emails by Carol Browner, Obama's former adviser on energy and climate, could shed light on the White House's role in estimating the rate of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's blown-out well. BP PLC says it should be allowed to review emails by Browner and three other White House staffers because those flow-rate estimates may dictate the company's financial liability. The Justice Department says BP's request is overly broad and asks U.S. Magistrate Sally Shushan to reject it. Shushan, who denied BP's request, said BP did not sufficiently show why it needed the documents. Sources: NOLA.com MiamiHerald.com Maritime lawyers, Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. work with Jones Act clients all along the Gulf Coast and throughout the nation. From Lake Charles to Lake Pontchartrain, our lawyers put decades of combined legal experience and extensive resources to work for clients who pursue compensation for their injuries under the Jones Act. We are the leading offshore injury law firm representing victims of the BP, Transocean Deepwater Horizon disaster, along with assisting businesses that were damaged by the impact of the Gulf oil spill. For a free consultation, call an expert maritime lawyer 24/7 at 800.773.6770.
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