3rd Circ. Resurrects $180M Oil Spill Suit Against Citgo

Law360, New York (May 17, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Thursday revived an $180 million oil spill liability suit against Citgo Petroleum Corp., ruling that the company was responsible for ensuring that a Philadelphia-area port it operated was free from hazards like the abandoned ship anchor that caused the accident.

Overturning a district court decision in favor of the oil giant, the appeals court said in a published decision that Citgo's contractual safe berth warranty provided Frescati Shipping Co. Ltd. with assurance that its M/V Athos I vessel would not encounter any...
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