Citgo Tells 5th Circ. $81M Spill Fine Is Too Flawed To Stand

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Citgo continued Friday to urge the Fifth Circuit to undo an $81 million fine stemming from a 2006 oil spill, saying that the federal government cannot explain away a lower court's flaws in determining how much economic benefit the company received from its violation that led to the spill.

In a brief, Citgo Petroleum Corp. pressed forward with its challenge to a Louisiana federal court's 2015 decision to boost a Clean Water Act civil penalty against it to $81 million for gross negligence for failing to...
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USA v. CITGO Petroleum Corporation


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16-30515

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Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

1893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

May 4, 2016

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