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IN RE TETRA APPLIED TECHS. L.P., 03-30719

An exoneration stipulation is not required to protect a shipowner's rights under the Limitation Act. District court abused its discretion by requiring plaintiff, injured at the company's oil rig, to stipulate to exclusive federal jurisdiction over the company's claim of exoneration from liability before it would dissolve the stay of the state court proceedings. (Republished opinion)

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/24/2004
  • Published 04/05/2004

Judges

  • EDITH H. JONES, Circuit Judge:, Before KING, Chief Judge, and JONES and SMITH, Circuit Judges.

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Christopher Leonard Zaunbrecher,Matthew D. McConnell (argued), Briney & Foret, Lafayette, LA, for Plaintiff-Appellee., Richard R. Kennedy (argued), Lafayette, LA, Jennifer Ann Jones, Jones Law Firm, Cameron, LA, for Defendant-Appellant.