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Editor's Note :

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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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