Boat Co. Denies Responsibility For $25M Oil Spill Costs

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 7:39 PM EST) -- American Commercial Lines LLC, hit with a $24.8 million suit demanding it foot the cleanup bill for a 2008 Mississippi River oil spill that led to criminal charges, told a Louisiana federal judge Friday that the U.S. should instead collect from two companies ACL has already paid for cleanup services.

Due to poor documentation by Environmental Safety and Health Consulting Services Inc. and United States Environmental Services LLC, the U.S. is chasing millions of dollars of claims through ACL that it should be seeking from the...
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Case Information

Case Title

United States of America v. American Commercial Lines, LLC et al

Case Number



Louisiana Eastern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Ivan L.R. Lemelle

Date Filed

August 22, 2011

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Government Agencies

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