Judge Overturns Sundown Win In Spill Coverage Fight

Law360, New York (June 16, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday overturned a partial win for Sundown Energy LP in a dispute with insurer Mid-Continent Casualty Co. over who should pay for oil spill-related class actions brought after hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater said a jury was wrong when it found that Mid-Continent had illegally interfered with Sundown's attempts to battle off several pollution-related class actions by talking directly with claimants.

The decision, which follows an earlier summary judgment ruling that found Mid-Continent not liable for the...
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Case Information

Case Title

Mid-Continent Casualty Company v. Eland Energy Inc et al

Case Number



Texas Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Insurance


Sidney A Fitzwater

Date Filed

August 29, 2006

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