Oil Spill Containment

Marine contractor Couvillion is entitled to immunity in a suit brought against it by Taylor Energy, which asked a federal court in Louisiana to declare that the contractor did not have the authority to assist in the containment of an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Taylor Energy now exists only to address the spill at its MC-20 platform, which collapsed during Hurricane Ivan.

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Instagram Immunity

The New Hampshire Supreme Court denied Facebook immunity under the Communications Decency Act for deleting a Somersworth cafe’s Instagram account without warning or explanation. The cafe used its @Teatotaller account to voice support for LGTBQ rights as well as promote its business, but it is unknown if the account was deleted due to content.

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