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Beech v. Hercules Drilling Company

Petition for certiorari denied on February 25, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-632 5th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: Whether the Fifth Circuit erred in restricting “course of employment” for purposes of liability under the Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30104, to only those acts that are subjectively intended to, and objectively do, further the employer’s business interests.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 13 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 20, 2012)
Dec 6 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 22, 2013.
Jan 22 2013Brief of respondent Hercules Drilling Company, L.L.C. in opposition filed.
Feb 5 2013Reply of petitioner Amanda Beech, individually and as Tutrix, Guardian of her minor child, Jax Delton Beech filed.
Feb 6 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 25 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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