Nabors Ducks Encana Subcontractor Claims In Appeals Court

Law360, Dallas (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...
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