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Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. v. Newton, 18–389

Addressed what law applies on the Outer Continental Shelf, holding that California wage-and-hour law was inapplicable to a worker on an offshore drilling platform. Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, if federal law addresses the relevant issue, state law is not adopted as surrogate federal law. Justice Thomas delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/10


  • Thomas


  • United States Supreme Court


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