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Course Corrections For Oil Spill Cleanup Reimbursements

Law360, New York (January 9, 2017, 12:10 PM EST) -- The recent decision of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia overturned the action of the U.S. Coast Guard National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) in the matter of the oil spill from the offshore supply vessel MONARCH, whereby the responsible party’s statutory limitation of liability had been denied by the agency. Water Quality Insurance Syndicate v. United States of America, 2016 (D. D.C. Dec. 22, 2016). The incident occurred when the MONARCH allied with an offshore oil and gas production platform in Cook Inlet,...
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