5th Circ. Denies Halliburton, Era Indemnity Claims

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has ruled that Era Aviation Inc. and Halliburton Co.'s contracts canceled each other’s indemnity claims, but remanded the case over a deadly 2004 helicopter crash on the question of whether Era is entitled to additional indemnity under Halliburton’s contract.

Judges W. Eugene Davis, Carle E. Stewart and James L. Dennis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the lower court decision, ruling that reciprocal obligations in two separate contracts between Era and Halliburton and Rowan Companies Inc. — Era’s...
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