United States Fifth Circuit

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FRUGE v. PARKER DRILLING CO., 02-30659

In a claim for personal injuries suffered on a drilling platform, the platform owner and independent contractors hired by the owner are not subject to strict liability, are not guilty of negligence, and are not responsible for negligent acts of the drilling contractor.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/23/2003
  • Published 07/23/2003

Judges

  • DUHÉ, Circuit Judge:, Before DUHÉ, EMILIO M. GARZA and DeMOSS, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • J.B. Jones, Jr.,Jennifer Ann Jones (argued), Jones Law Firm, Cameron, LA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants., Bradford Hyde Felder (argued), John A. Jeansonne, Jr., Jeansonne & Remondet, Lafayette, LA, for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Melvin A. Eiden (argued), H. Lee Leonard, Leonard & Leonard, Lafayette, LA, for Stokes & Spiehler USA, Inc., W. Gerald Gaudet (argued), Voorhies & Labbe, Lafayette, LA, for Greg Zielinski Inc.