Contractor Urges High Court To Review Gulf Drilling Ban

Law360, New York (July 18, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT) -- Marine industry contractor Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its challenge of a circuit court ruling upholding a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

In a petition for certiorari, Hornbeck Offshore argued that the 5th Circuit was wrong to let the U.S. Department of the Interior off the hook in its April decision, which refused to uphold a district court’s contempt finding against the department. The district court had issued a...
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