5th Circuit: Negligence Claims Against Rescue Vessels Properly Dismissed

5th Circuit: Negligence Claims Against Rescue Vessels Properly Dismissed

NEW ORLEANS - General maritime negligence law claims brought by fishermen against rescue vessel owners and operators that extinguished the fire on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig before its explosion were properly dismissed due to a lack of foreseeability, a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Dec. 13 (In re: Deepwater Horizon, Nos. 11-31172, 11-31178, 11-31179, 11-31180, 11-31181, 11-31183, 5th Cir.). View a complimentary copy of the complete Mealey's article in the pdf attached below.

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