McGowan Can’t Shake Pollution Indemnity Ruling

Law360, Washington (August 15, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal court on Friday denied McGowan Working Partners Inc.'s bid to reconsider a ruling that the company was contractually obligated to indemnify Eland Energy Inc. against cross-claims brought in property owners' litigation over environmental contamination at a Louisiana oil field.

McGowan claims that the court erred in July when it upheld an arbitration panel's finding that the company was responsible for indemnifying Eland from all cross-claims in a soil and groundwater contamination suit involving properties McGowan had purchased from Eland for oil and natural...
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