Parker Drilling Management Services, Ltd. v. Newton

U.S. Supreme Court

Question(s) Presented

Whether, under OCSLA, state law is borrowed as the applicable federal law only when there is a gap in the coverage of federal law, as the Fifth Circuit has held, or whenever state law pertains to the subject matter of a lawsuit and is not preempted by inconsistent federal law, as the Ninth Circuit has held. 

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