Maritime Law Applies In $50M Drilling Rig Suit, Judge Says

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 6:21 PM EST) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Monday granted Delmar Systems Inc.’s bid for maritime law to govern a contract dispute with Dominion Exploration & Production Inc., part of a $50 million suit over the failure of a mooring system for an oil and gas drilling rig.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey granted in part the offshore mooring equipment company’s motion for partial summary judgment and said the master service contract between Delmar and Dominion was governed by maritime law, not Louisiana state law, keeping Delmar’s claim...
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