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US v. Nature's Way Marine LLC, 17-60698

Held that the owner of a tugboat was also considered to be operating an oil barge that the tugboat was moving at the time the barge collided with a bridge, resulting in an oil spill in the Mississippi River. Affirmed partial summary judgment for the federal government in its lawsuit seeking to recover cleanup costs under the Oil Pollution Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2018/09/21

Judges

  • Elrod

Court

  • United States Fifth Circuit

Counsel