Decision in Brown et al. v. Offshore Specialty Febricators, Inc. et al.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Brown et al. v. Offshore Specialty Fabricators, Inc. et al., No. 10-40936, affirming dismissal of all claims against all defendants by Judge David Folsom of the Eastern District of Texas. The case was a putative class action brought against companies that provide services in connection with oil and gas projects in the Gulf of Mexico, and companies that provide labor in connection with same. Plaintiffs claimed defendants violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) by allegedly employing unauthorized foreign workers on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Larry Stuart served as lead counsel for two of the defendant companies in the underlying case, with Glen Rigby serving as lead counsel in connection with the appeal. Click here for the 5th Circuit’s Opinion.