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Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal Of Louisiana Property Owners Suit Against Oil Company
In this case, Hess Corporation's predecessor conducted oil operations on property located in Louisiana until 1971 and its oil and gas leases expired in 1973. In 2007....
United States
21 Jul 2017
Louisiana Law Precludes Claim For Tortious Interference With Contract Against Employee Who Is Not A Corporate Officer
This case involves a claim by Gulf Engineering Company, LLC ("Gulf") against a Dow Chemical company ("Dow"), employee, Allison Kuhn. Gulf alleged it had a contract with Dow to inspect...
United States
7 Apr 2017
Fifth Circuit Interprets Collateral Source Rule To Limit Recovery By Plaintiff To Medical Expenses Paid By LHWCA Insurer
This maritime tort action involves a claim by plaintiff, Robert dePerrodil, a 70-year-old oil field consultant employed by Petroleum Engineers, Inc.
United States
3 Jan 2017
Texas Supreme Court Reverses $71 Million Judgment And Upholds Policy Exclusion For Leased-In Workers
Randall Seger died in 1992 while working on a hydraulic-lift drilling rig, owned by Diatom Drilling Co., L.P., that suddenly collapsed.
United States
28 Sep 2016
Louisiana Court Upholds Award Of $309,174 In Attorneys' Fees For Pursuit Of Maintenance And Cure
On appeal, the Third Circuit affirmed the Jones Act claim, the award of $300,000 in punitive damages, and agreed Stermer was entitled to attorney's fees for arbitrary and capricious failure to pay maintenance and cure.
United States
6 Jul 2016
Insurer Must Defend Additional Insured Based On Policy Alone, Without Reference To Contract
In an underlying action, Marie M. Clesi v. City of Kenner, et. al., the Plaintiff alleged she sustained personal injuries and damages as she was exiting the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Louisiana...
United States
6 Apr 2016
A Federal Judge In Sinkhole Litigation Applies Louisiana Law To One Excess Insurance Policy
Texas Brine moved for summary judgment against all of the insurers (23 different carriers and 113 policies), urging application of Louisiana law to the policies.
United States
4 Jan 2016
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