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Mike Hooks Dredging Co., Inc. v. Eckstein Marine Service

September 27, 2010

MIKE HOOKS DREDGING CO., INC.
v.
ECKSTEIN MARINE SERVICE, INC. ET AL



The opinion of the court was delivered by: Helen G. Berrigan United States District Judge

CIVIL ACTION SECTION: "C" (1)

ORDER AND REASONS

Before the Court is a Motion for Summary Judgment by third party defendant Longman's Marine Service, Inc. ("Longman's"). (Rec. Doc. 111). The motion is before the Court on the briefs without oral argument. Having reviewed the record, memoranda of counsel, and the law, the Court DENIES the motion for the following reasons.

I. Background

This dispute arises from a series of collisions that occurred on May 31, 2008. (Rec. Doc. 115 at 7). The following facts, taken from the briefing of Longman's and third party plaintiff Eckstein Marine Service, Inc., ("Eckstein")*fn1 provide the relevant background.

Mike Hooks Dredging ("Mike Hooks") entered into a contract with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to provide dredging services. (Rec. Doc. 111-2 at 2). The contract required Mike Hooks to provide a picket boat to assist passing boats. (Rec. Doc. 111-2 at 2).

Mike Hooks asked Longman's to locate such a picket boat. (Rec. Doc. 115 at 3). Longman's, in turn, referred the request to Rentrop Tugs, which, according to Longman's, then referred the request to United Tugs, which referred the request to Tommie Vizier Towing Company.

Tommie Vizier Towing ultimately supplied the picket boat, the M/V CAPTAIN TOMMIE JR. (Rec. Doc. 111-2 at 3).

The M/V CAPTAIN TOMMIE JR. is blamed by various parties, including Eckstein, for failing to assist vessels in passing the dredge, and therefore contributing to the ...


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