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Oil and gas Jones Act waivers sought in the U.S. Senate

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 28 2012

The U.S. Senate is considering this week legislation (S. 2204) to eliminate tax subsidies for oil and gas exploration, development and production

Federal court knocks down challenge to EPA's nationwide discharge permit

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 25 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exempted incidental vessel discharges in U.S. waters for more than 30 years under the Clean Water Act until 2009

House transportation leadership proposes maritime title to highway bill

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2011

Chairman John Mica of Florida announced on July 7, 2011 his plans for a renewed surface transportation authorization bill usually referred to as the "highway bill."

Coast Guard finalizes U.S.-flag piracy self-defense guidance

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 6 2011

On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Coast Guard finalized its policy regarding permissible self-defense measures for U.S.-flag vessels faced with the threat of piracy

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

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • 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

U.S. district court upholds Coast Guard’s Matson foreign rebuild determinations

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2009

On December 4, 2009, a federal district court in Virginia entered judgment in favor of the U.S. Coast Guard and Matson Navigation Company, Inc. in a long-running vessel foreign rebuild case

House of Representatives passes Coast Guard authorization bill again

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

On October 23, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives once again passed the authorizing legislation for the U.S. Coast Guard with its accompanying 300 pages of diverse maritime legislative provisions (H.R. 3619

Maritime provisions enacted in US defense legislation

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2009

On Oct. 8, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010