Judge Compels Testimony In Miss. River Oil Spill Suit

Law360, New York (May 13, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday compelled testimony from the operating company and acting captain of a tugboat involved in a collision that spilled fuel oil into the Mississippi River and led to criminal charges, ordering that they be deposed in a civil suit.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby said in two orders Friday that she would oversee the depositions of John Bavaret, who was captaining the tugboat M/V Mel Oliver when a barge it was pushing collided with another ship, and Daniel Dantin,...
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Case Information

Case Title

Gabarick et al v. Laurin Maritime (America) Inc. et al

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Torts to Land


Ivan L.R. Lemelle

Date Filed

July 24, 2008

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