Sens. Push For Fix Of Maritime Liability Laws

Law360, New York (June 30, 2010, 6:09 PM EDT) -- Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and others railed against current maritime laws that could limit the legal liability rig owner Transocean Ltd. and others could face for the April 20 Deepwater Horizon blast.

At a hearing Wednesday, Rockefeller and other senators expressed concern that current laws, including the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Jones Act, could have the effect of limiting the amount damages companies might have to pay to...
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