Court rejects Cameron's appeal over Gulf-spill trial

12/26/2011 | Bloomberg

A federal appeals court has dismissed Cameron International's request to reject a nonjury-trial plan for the companies blamed for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Cameron had said that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier incorrectly cited maritime law to call for a nonjury trial over oil-spill liability. "The district court did not clearly err in concluding that the limitation proceeding is within the court's admiralty jurisdiction," a three-judge panel ruled.

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