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Federal Maritime Commission pursues logistics company for freight irregularities

USA - February 7 2013 The Federal Maritime Commission published a public notice on February 7, 2013 of an Order of Investigation and Hearing regarding United Logistics…

Co-authors: Charlie Papavizas.

New Federal Maritime Commission practice rules

USA - October 10 2012 The Federal Maritime Commission amended its Rules of Practice and Procedure (FMC Rules) on October 10, 2012, effective November 12, 2012.

Co-authors: Larry Kiern, H. Allen Black, Bryant E. Gardner.

Congress considers expanding Jones Act-like restrictions to all activities in the waters within 200 miles of the U.S., including alternative energy projects

USA - July 6 2010 The DEEPWATER HORIZON incident on April 20, 2010 has led to numerous Congressional legislative proposals. Most of the proposals focus on liability issues, including the $75 million-perincident limitation for offshore facilities contained in the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

Co-authors: Charlie Papavizas.

Senate approves Coast Guard authorization bill setting stage for conference with the House of Representatives

USA - May 11 2010 On May 7, 2010, the US Senate passed a House version of a Coast Guard authorization bill (HR 3619), setting the stage for enactment of the service's first reauthorization since 2006.

Co-authors: Larry Kiern, H. Allen Black, Thomas L. Mills, Bryant E. Gardner, Charlie Papavizas.

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds government contractor defense in Hurricane Katrina mass tort litigation

USA - December 9 2009 On November 25, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the lower court decision that dredging companies which performed maintenance dredging in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) navigational canal for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Army Corps”) were not legally responsible for the Hurricane Katrina flooding of New Orleans because of the government contractor’s defense.

Co-authors: Larry Kiern, H. Allen Black, Thomas L. Mills, Bryant E. Gardner, Charlie Papavizas.

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