St. Joe Wins Remand Of Transocean Suit Over Spill

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Florida real estate developer The St. Joe Co. on Tuesday won the remand of its suit against Transocean Ltd. units over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill from federal court to state court, avoiding a transfer to multidistrict litigation over the disaster.

In a 30-page decision, Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware rejected Transocean's contention that, under the Oil Pollution Act, the court had federal question jurisdiction over the Florida state law claims that St. Joe put forward in...
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