5th Circuit: Contractor Must Indemnify Energy Company In Settled Asbestos Suit

Mealey's (February 20, 2020, 1:22 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge properly concluded that a subcontractor failed in its contractual duties to indemnify an energy company from a man’s asbestos suit, that the resulting $550,000 settlement was reasonable and that the oil company was entitled to fees for litigating the asbestos case and the indemnification action, a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Feb. 18 (Chevron Oronite Co., et al. v. Jacobs Field Services North America Inc., et al., No. 19-30088, 5th Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 4956)....

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