To Sea or Not to Sea: Fifth Circuit Applies Maritime Law to Offshore Service Contract, Spares Indemnity Provision from Louisiana Oilfield Indemnity Act

If a contract provides for the performance of services on an offshore well that are regarded as merely incidental to the use of a vessel, does maritime or state law apply to the contract? The Fifth Circuit was recently faced with this scenario in determining the validity of an indemnity clause contained within a Master Service Agreement for services to be performed on a well offshore of Louisiana.

Click here to read our latest Case Alert and find out the court’s holding and the six factors established in Davis & Sons, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp. that were considered in reaching its decision.


Mar 23, 2017
Richard W. Brown

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