Rumaila lawsuit hearing set for Jan. 11

Iraqi federal court hears government defense, postpones hearing and fate of contracting process until Jan. 11.

A federal court in Baghdad Tuesday heard the arguments of Member of Parliament Sheda Musawi's attorney and government defense in a lawsuit aimed at invalidating the Rumaila oilfield development contract signed with BP and the Chinese National Petroleum Corp.The next court session is set for Jan. 11.[caption id="attachment_3532" align="alignright" width="300" caption="partial view shows the Iraqi oil field of Rumaila near the southern port city of Basra on December 11, 2009. (ESSAM AL-SUD...

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