Citgo Tells High Court $100M Spill Liability Is Bad Policy

Law360 (July 10, 2019, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Three Citgo units have told the U.S. Supreme Court that they should not be on the hook for a $100 million-plus oil spill judgment that resulted from a 2004 tanker crash, arguing that the refiner shouldn't have to face the exorbitant penalty for an accident that wasn't its fault.

Citgo Asphalt Refining Co., Citgo Petroleum Corp. and Citgo East Coast Oil Corp. said Tuesday in their opening brief that a safe berth clause in a contract for a tanker Citgo had chartered did not mean it faced strict liability for an accident caused by an anchor that it had no idea...

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2890 Other Statutory Actions

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October 31, 2018

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