2nd Circ. Says Boat Owners Can't Avoid NY Oil Spill Suit

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit said Thursday that the corporate owners of ships that dropped anchor in the Long Island Sound and ruptured an underwater power transmission cable can't escape a suit brought by state utilities claiming violations of federal and state oil laws.

A three-judge panel rejected the reasoning by a lower court that the Oil Pollution Act narrowly defines the type of facility that falls under its jurisdiction in a way that would preclude the underwater cable that was slashed, resulting in the spillage of dielectric fluid that is used as a lubricant and coolant for electricity transmission in the cable....

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