5th Circ. Revives Suit Over River Barge Accident

Law360, New York (April 18, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit on Friday revived an electric company's lawsuit against two tugboat operators for damages stemming from a 2007 tow collision on the Mississippi River in Louisiana that disrupted operations at a hydroelectric station.

A three-judge panel ruled that a barge that broke free from American River Transportation Co.'s tow after the accident caused physical damage to Catalyst Old River Hydroelectric LP's property and invaded its proprietary interest by entering an intake channel that provided water to the station's turbines and generators, forcing Catalyst to...
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