Benzene Defendant Seeks Summary Judgment, Says Co-Defendant Agreed to Contribute to Maintenance and Cure Costs

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NEW ORLEANS –– A benzene defendant has moved for summary judgment on cross-claims asserted against it, saying that it “fulfilled its obligation under the general maritime law” and paid the plaintiff’s maintenance and cure costs.

Settoon Towing filed the motion for summary judgment on cross-claims asserted by Cenac Towing, arguing that there is no genuine issue of material fact on the issue of whether Cenac owes Settoon for 50 percent of the benzene plaintiff’s maintenance and cure.

In support of this argument, Settoon Towing says that in a binding agreement, Cenac agreed to reimburse Settoon for 50 percent of …


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