United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Delta Development Company, Inc., John E. Pottharst, Jr., Ind., Etc., et al., Defendants-appellants, Andgetty Oil Company et al., Additional Defendants-appellees, 447 F.2d 989 (5th Cir. 1971)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit - 447 F.2d 989 (5th Cir. 1971) September 16, 1971
Rehearing Denied October 8, 1971

Appeal from United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana at New Orleans; Fred J. Cassibry, Judge.

H. M. Holder, Tucker, Martin, Holder, Jeter & Jackson, Shreveport, La., for appellants-cross-appellants, the Pottharsts (in various capacities).

A. Lane Plauche, Plauche, Sanders, Smith & Hebert, Lake Charles, La., for appellant-cross-appellant, Delta Development Co., Inc.

J. B. Miller, New Orleans, La., for Louisiana Land & Exploration Co.

Thomas Connell, pro se.

Gerald J. Gallinghouse, U. S. Atty., James D. Carriere, Asst. U. S. Atty., New Orleans, La., Shiro Kashiwa, Asst. Atty. Gen., Edmund B. Clark, Robert S. Lynch, Attys., Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., for plaintiff-appellee.

Austin W. Lewis, Gene W. Lafitte, John M. King, Liskow & Lewis, New Orleans, La., for Getty Oil Co.

John E. Bailey, Melvin Evans, New Orleans, La., for Gulf Oil Corp.

Before THORNBERRY, MORGAN and CLARK, Circuit Judges.


We are in agreement with the cogent opinion of the district court, United States v. Delta Development Company, 322 F. Supp. 121 (E.D. La. 1970). The judgment appealed from is



Rule 18, 5 Cir.; see Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5 Cir. 1970, 431 F.2d 409