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...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!