Parker Drilling Management Services v. Newton

Argument:  April 16, 2019

Parker Drilling Management Services:  Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, state law is borrowed as the applicable federal law ONLY WHEN THERE IS A GAP in the coverage of federal law, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has held.

Newton:  Under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, state law is borrowed as the applicable federal law WHENEVER STATE LAW PERTAINS to the subject matter of a lawsuit and is not pre-empted by inconsistent federal law, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has held.

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