5th Circ. Lets Seacor Duck Deepwater Firefighting Suit

Law360, New York (December 14, 2012, 2:09 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Thursday allowed Seacor Holdings Inc. to escape a suit claiming firefighting boats owned by the company responding to the Deepwater Horizon explosion caused the rig to sink and damage the oil well, ruling that Seacor could not have reasonably predicted such a disastrous result.

Gulf Coast residents and businesses had argued that the boats failed to follow appropriate operating procedure when battling flames from the initial blast at the BP PLC offshore facility in April 2010, contributing to the sinking of the...
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