4th Circ. Denies Vitol's Bid For $9M In Oil Spill Row

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 8:36 PM EST) -- The Fourth Circuit on Friday rejected Vitol SA's bid to recover $9 million from a pair of shipping companies for an oil spill in Estonian waters allegedly caused by a shoddy vessel leased from Capri Marine Ltd., ruling that the two firms were not Capri's corporate alter egos.

Vitol secured a $9 million judgment against Capri from an English court in 2005, but after failing to collect the funds filed suit in Maryland federal court seeking to force Primerose Shipping Co. and Spartacus Navigation Corp. to...
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