No. 70-11.

404 U.S. 97 (1971)

92 S.Ct. 349

30 L.Ed.2d 296


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided December 6, 1971

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Lloyd C. Melancon argued the cause and filed a brief for petitioner.

Samuel C. Gainsburgh argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.

MR. JUSTICE STEWART delivered the opinion of the Court.

The respondent, Gaines Ted Huson, suffered a back injury while working on an artificial island drilling rig owned and operated by the petitioner, Chevron Oil Co., and located on the Outer Continental Shelf off the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The injury occurred in December 1965. Allegedly, it was not until many months later that the injury was discovered to be a serious one. In January 1968 the respondent brought...

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