High Court Rejects Offshore Oil Workers' Foreign Hires Case

Law360, New York (April 30, 2012, 8:14 PM ET) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a Fifth Circuit decision tossing a putative class of oil and gas workers' suit that claimed offshore energy companies illegally hired foreign workers in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The plaintiffs lost their bid to appeal a Fifth Circuit ruling that Offshore Specialty Fabricators Inc., Horizon Offshore Inc. and other companies operated free-floating vessels outside the jurisdiction of the immigration law and possessed valid exemptions from the U.S. Coast Guard that let...
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