Lightering LLC v. Teichman Group, LLC, No. H-17-3374 (S.D. Tex. July 16, 2018)

Persuaded a federal district court to grant our client's motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ lawsuit for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The plaintiff had brought the lawsuit seeking a declaration that it owed no indemnity for personal injury settlements paid out by our client because the contract containing the indemnity had terminated. The motion to dismiss centered on whether the underlying contract was a maritime contract giving rise to the court's admiralty jurisdiction. In a 30-page opinion, the district court agreed with our client that the contract was not maritime, and thus that it had no admiralty jurisdiction over the dispute.