|Fifth Circuit Seeks Clarification from Texas Supreme Court Concerning Deepwater Horizon Insurance Dispute|
John Almy, William W. Pugh; Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation;
October 10, 2013, previously published on October 8, 2013In Ranger Ins., Ltd. v. Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. (In re Deepwater Horizon), 710 F.3d 338 (5th Cir. 2013), the Fifth Circuit held, relying on Texas law, that the operator (BP) (having been named as an additional insured in Transocean’s liability policies) was entitled to...
|Texas Has a New Construction Anti-Indemnity Act, But How Will it Work?|
John Almy, Joanna Nelson, William W. Pugh; Liskow & Lewis A Professional Law Corporation;
March 1, 2012, previously published on February 28, 2012As of January 1, 2012, Texas has a new anti-indemnity act that applies to prohibit certain indemnity agreements in construction projects within the state.
|Determining the "Adjacent State" for Choice of Law Purposes under OCSLA|
William W. Pugh, David W. Leefe; Liskow & Lewis, [incorporation phrase format]A Professional Law Corporation;
May 15, 2009, previously published on May 4, 2009A wireline hand is injured on a fixed offshore platform located on the Outer Continental Shelf 120 miles due South of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, but only 60 miles from the Louisiana coast as the crow flies.
|Decision Rendered -- Controversy Regarding Insuring Against Punitive Damages Continues|
William W. Pugh, Harold J. Flanagan, Kevin J. Connolly; Liskow & Lewis, [incorporation phrase format]A Professional Law Corporation;
July 8, 2008, previously published on May 28, 2008On certified question from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, in Fairfield Insurance Company v. Stephens Martin Paving, LP, 246 S.W.3d 653 (Tex. 2008), addressed whether Texas' public policy prohibits a "liability insurance provider from indemnifying an award for...