5th Circ. Revives Claims Over Miss. River Oil Spill

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 7:22 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit has put the owners and operators of a tanker that collided with an unmanned barge and spilled fuel oil into the Mississippi River back on the hook for cleanup costs related to the accident.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided Thursday that the district court prematurely granted summary judgment to the owners and operators of the M/V Tintomara in its dispute with American Commercial Lines Inc., the company that owned the barge.

ACL wants the Tintomara owners to pay...
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