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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-507 9th Cir. Oct 11, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jan 11, 2012 9-0 Thomas OT 2011

Holding: The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act extends coverage for injury occurring as the result of operations conducted on the outer continental shelf to an employee who can establish a substantial nexus between his injury and his employer’s extractive operations on the shelf.

Judgment: Affirmed and remanded for further consideration by the Benefits Review Board, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on January 11, 2012. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, joined by Justice Alito.

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