MS. Digital Daily – Barbour warns Jim Hood of ‘premature litigation’ against BP

Gov. Haley Barbour has urged Attorney General Jim Hood not to sue BP over its blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well before completing the damage assessments and out-of-court claims process.

Barbour said “premature litigation” could stall payments to people harmed by the massive oil spill.

However, Hood said he’s taking legal steps now to ensure he’s “prepared for litigation, if necessary.”

MS Digital Daily
8/3/10