Indemnity For Work At Sea Void Under La. Law, 5th Circ. Says

Law360, New York (October 19, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday held that indemnity provisions in contracts governing work on a structure in the Outer Continental Shelf are void under Louisiana law in ACE American Insurance Co.’s suit seeking to avoid paying for coverage for workers’ compensation claims related to a BP PLC contract.

A three-judge panel affirmed a lower court’s award of partial summary judgment to ACE in its dispute with M-I LLC over coverage for a workers’ comp and personal injury claim related to services performed under a contract with...
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