Fishermen, Others Reach Deal Over Miss. River Oil Spill

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of fishermen reached a settlement Wednesday in Louisiana with boat owners and others involved in a 2008 collision and oil spill in the Mississippi River that led to criminal charges against a tugboat captain.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle approved the settlement and dismissed the case. The plaintiffs said in court documents that the matter had been amicably settled, but did not otherwise offer any details about the terms of the settlement.

The suit is one of many consolidated liability cases stemming...
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