Nabors Ducks Encana Subcontractor Claims In Appeals Court
By Jess Krochtengel (July 12, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas appeals court on Thursday said Nabors Drilling USA LP isn't required to indemnify Encana Oil & Gas USA Inc. for settlements Encana subcontractors made with Nabors workers injured at a drilling site, reversing a trial judge's interpretation of the contracts at issue.
The Second District Court of Appeals said a trial judge wrongly granted summary judgment to Encana and should instead have granted a summary judgment motion filed by Nabors, finding the drilling operator had assumed liability only for Encana directly, not for Encana's subcontractors, and did not have to repay Encana for those settlements.
"While we are mindful...
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