Firm Wins Summary Judgment for Port of Stockton
In June, 2014, Gibson Robb & Lindh obtained a summary judgment for The Port of Stockton. Hyundai Merchant Marine sued the Port for breach of contract and negligence. Hyundai sued the Port for economic losses of more than $450,000. GRL’s Michelle Tommey and Jennifer Sanchez drafted the summary judgment on the grounds there was no evidence the Port breached an agreement with Hyundai and that the Robins Dry Dock doctrine barred Hyundai’s negligence claims for economic losses only. Judge Nunley of the US District Court for the Eastern District of California agreed, and entered judgment in the Port’s favor. The Court relied on the language of the Port’s tariff, and rejected Hyundai’s arguments of an implied contract. The Port’s motion for attorneys’ fees is pending.