Noble Escapes Anadarko's $24M Suit Over Oil Rig Damage

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 4:18 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday dismissed Anadarko Petroleum Corp.'s $24 million suit against Noble Drilling (U.S.) LLC over oil-rig repair costs resulting from a 2008 hurricane, ruling Noble lived up to the terms of its contract with Anadarko and owes its fellow contractor nothing.

U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt said Anadarko incorrectly described its contracts for the use of two Noble oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as maritime contracts in an attempt to pursue damages against Noble. While maritime law requires a...
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