DOJ Heads To Court Over California Oil Spill

Law360, New York (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...
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