Noble's Burden Of Proof Lowered In Wetlands Row

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Friday ruled that Noble Energy Inc. must only prove potential liability, not actual liability, in its indemnification suit against a rival over a 2009 settlement for wetlands contamination.

U.S. District Judge James T. Trimble granted Noble two motions for partial summary judgment, ruling that it did not need to prove its actual liability to the plaintiff in the underlying case brought against Noble and PITCO by Dore Energy Corp. He also dismissed PITCO's defenses and counterclaims that were based on the...
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