Appeals Court Lets Kelly Oil Off Hook For Blast

Law360, New York (December 23, 2009, 6:05 PM EST) -- A Louisiana state appeals court has reversed a decision that denied Kelly Oil & Gas Co. Inc. summary judgment in a personal injury lawsuit over a blast that killed a teenager who had been hanging out, drinking and smoking on oil tanks with five friends.

A three-judge panel of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal found on Monday that Kelly had met its burden of proving that it was entitled to summary judgment and that the plaintiffs had shown no basis for the company's supposed...
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