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Coast Guard Wrong To Deny Oil Spill Claims: Judge

Law360 (December 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Coast Guard National Pollution Funds Center was wrong to reject a pollution liability insurance provider's claims over an oil spill in Puerto Rico, a district court judge has ruled, rebuffing the federal government's attempt to chuck the case.

Finding that the Coast Guard's decision was based on legal errors, Judge Paul Friedman of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Thursday denied summary judgment motions filed by the government. He also denied the insurer's own motion for summary judgment, and instead remanded the...
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