[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] on Wednesday found [order] the US Department of Interior (DOI) [official website] in contempt and ordered the department to pay attorney’s fees for Hornbeck Offshore Services [corporate website] and several other drilling companies challenging the government’s latest moratorium on offshore drilling [JURIST report]. Judge Martin Feldman found that the government violated his preliminary injunction [opinion, PDF] to lift a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling…

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