DOJ Heads To Court Over California Oil Spill

Law360 (December 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a legal attack on the owners of a container ship and its pilot, accusing them of breaking environmental laws when the vessel struck a bridge support in the San Francisco Bay and triggered a massive oil spill in November.

The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendants are: Hong Kong-based ship owners Regal Stone Ltd. and Fleet Management Ltd.; the Shipowners Insurance and Guaranty Co. Ltd., or Sigco, which...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.