Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid
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.
Briefs and Documents
Merit Briefs for the Petitioners
Merits Briefs for the Respondents