The monthly status conference in the BP oil spill multi-district litigation (MDL) schedule for Feb. 25 has been moved to the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle.
District Judge Carl Barbier, who is overseeing the case in the Eastern District of Louisiana, ordered the change on Feb. 15. The hearing is still set at 9:30 a.m.
There was no reason given for the change, but Lemelle's chamber is larger than Barbier's.
Attorneys packed Barbier's courtroom in January and several had to sit in an overflow room and listen to audio of the proceedings.
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