5th Circ. Says Maritime Law Doesn't Apply In Well Injury Row

Law360, New York (January 9, 2018, 2:25 PM EST) -- An en banc Fifth Circuit on Monday reversed a panel ruling that maritime law applied to a dispute over an injury incurred during work on an offshore gas well, allowing a contractor and its insurer to escape indemnity for the accident under Louisiana state law.

The appeals court had agreed to a take a second look at the case in July after a panel of judges said maritime law governed the contract between Specialty Rental Tools & Supply and Oil States Energy Services LLC, and Louisiana offshore...
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