Shipper Can't Escape $25M Oil Spill Cleanup Costs

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 6:13 PM ET) -- A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday shot down American Commercial Lines LLC’s effort to escape liability for $24.8 million in cleanup costs from a 2008 Mississippi River oil spill by voiding its contract with a marine company.

River shipping company ACL had sought to establish that it didn't have a valid contractual relationship with DRD Towing Co. LLC at the time of a barge collision that caused the spill, because if it was successful in proving that, ACL said it would beat the federal government’s lawsuit seeking...
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Case Information

Case Title

Gabarick et al v. Laurin Maritime (America) Inc. et al

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land


Ivan L.R. Lemelle

Date Filed

July 24, 2008

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