$1.7M Award For Injured Transocean Worker Upheld

Law360, New York (March 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A worker’s personal-injury suit against Transocean Offshore Inc. and Shell Oil Products Co. that repeatedly stumped a state appellate court has also divided the justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

In its order, the Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday said because the en banc panel of the state’s court of appeal for the Fourth Circuit remained evenly split on the issue of damages, the supreme court decided to affirm a trial court’s award of more than $1.7 million in damages to the plaintiff.

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