2012 Noble Drilling Services, Inc. v. Certex USA, Inc., Bridon-American Corp., and Bridon International, Inc

In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt presiding. DLS represented Noble Drilling Services, Inc, a subsidiary of Noble Corporation, one of the largest offshore drilling contractors in the world. Noble brought claims alleging damages related to multiple wire-rope failures on multiple drilling rigs during Hurricane Ike. Noble alleged that the wire ropes, manufactured by Bridon and sold by Certex, failed to meet their represented specifications, causing multiple rigs to lose station. Noble sought damages in excess of $148 million. The matter was settled on confidential terms.