Harbor Law Applies In SF Bay Crash Insurance Case

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 7:56 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted summary judgment to The Continental Insurance Co. on a federal-state preemption issue in the insurer's suit seeking payment for more than $315,000 it spent defending a pilot whose ship hit the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 2007, causing an oil spill.

Judge Samuel Conti's ruling, issued Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, rejected arguments by the cargo ship M/V Cosco Busan's owner-operators, Regal Stone Ltd. and Fleet Management Ltd., that said claims the insurer brought...
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