New Orleans Port Co. Denied Win In $10M Oil Spill Suit

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (February 1, 2021, 6:24 PM EST) -- A Port of New Orleans stevedoring company can't dodge a trial over a ship owner's $10 million lawsuit claiming that its negligence resulted in damage to a bulk carrier and caused an oil spill, a federal judge said Friday.

Ports America Louisiana LLC had argued that it can't be held responsible for damage to one of Antares Maritime PTE Ltd.'s vessels when it docked at an unsafe port berth because the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has final say over such matters. But U.S. District Judge Wendy Vitter said Antares has provided enough evidence that a jury...

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