5th Circ. Won't Rehear $43M Jury Verdict In Well Plugging Suit

Law360 (August 14, 2019, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit has declined to revisit its ruling affirming a $43.2 million jury verdict in favor of Apache Deepwater LLC holding W&T Offshore Inc. liable for the plugging and abandoning of three deepwater oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico.

In an order on Tuesday, about one month after issuing its ruling, the panel said it was denying both the motion for panel rehearing and the motion for en banc rehearing lodged by W&T on July 30, and that no member of the court requested a poll on the issue. That leaves in place its July 16 ruling rejecting...

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