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Solana v. GSF Dev. Driller I, 06-30930

In an admiralty action for a percentage of the salvage value of a drilling unit, summary judgment for defendant is reversed where the record did not support the district court's conclusion that, as a matter of law, the parties agreed that the plaintiffs would be compensated in the same manner that they had previously been compensated by defendant.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/05/2009
  • Published 11/05/2009


  • OWEN, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, SMITH and OWEN, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Hugh Ramsay Straub (argued), Phelps Dunbar, L.L.P., New Orleans, LA, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Robert Reed Johnston (argued), George J. Fowler, III, Fowler, Rodriguez, Valdes-Fauli, New Orleans, LA, for Defendants-Appellees.