Ship Owner Says Law Firm Gave Bad Advice On Fuel Lien

Law360 (September 16, 2020, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A Singapore-based ship owner accused a Maine law firm of negligence for advising it to resolve a lien stemming from a fuel supply dispute when the law was actually unsettled as to whether it had to pay or had other options.

ST Engineering Marine Ltd. said that when a debt dispute arose over a vessel it owned, the M/V Nova Star, the advice it got from Thompson MacColl & Bass LLC attorneys didn't reflect uncertainty in the law, in a complaint filed Tuesday in Maine federal court.

The M/V Nova Star had been arrested in 2015 by a fuel supplier, according...

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