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Federal court provides significant award to whistleblower for reporting ocean dumping

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly awarded a former merchant marine officer $462,500 for alerting the U.S. Coast Guard that his cargo ship was intentionally dumping oily waste and garbage into the ocean

Second Circuit absolves ship classifier from liability for environmental damage from sunken tanker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American ship classification society, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), was not liable to Spain for environmental damages that occurred when a tanker it had certified sank off the coast of Spain

Federal court imposes $3 million fine on ship management company

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 1 2010

A federal judge in Maryland has sentenced a ship management company to pay a $3 million criminal fine and $1 million in organizational community service payments that will fund various marine environmental projects for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (Act

Montana railroad project remanded to assess cumulative impacts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB ) failed to take the environmental impact “hard look” required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NE PA) when it approved three applications to build railroad lines to haul coal in Montana

Ninth Circuit majority rejects employee-driver provision of the Port of Los Angeles clean truck program

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 7 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, has ruled that a Port of Los Angeles clean trucks-program element, which requires that trucking companies only use drivers who are company employees, is preempted by the Federal Aviation Administrative Authorization Act (Act

Ninth Circuit upholds California’s offshore pollution rules

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld California rules requiring oceangoing vessels traveling within 24 miles of the state's coastline to switch to low-sulfur fuels

Shipping company to pay $2.4 million criminal fine for falsifying records

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 4 2011

A federal court in Maryland has reportedly sentenced a Liberian-registered shipping company to pay a $2.4 million criminal fine after it entered a guilty plea to a felony violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships

Federal court upholds FHWA decision on proposed Kansas Highway bypass

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2010

A federal court in Kansas has upheld a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decision to locate a seven-mile, four-lane divided freeway along the southern edge of Lawrence, Kansas, to connect the existing K-10 HighwayUS-59 Highway interchange to K-10 Highway

Fifth Circuit affirms ruling that Corps is liable for Katrina damage

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) liable to several Louisiana property owners for its negligent work maintaining a shipping channel between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico, which purportedly caused billions of dollars in damage as the result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Former ship’s chief engineer pleads guilty in federal court to ocean dumping and cover-up

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

The former chief engineer of a tuna fishing vessel owned by Sanford Ltd. pleaded guilty April 17, 2012, in federal court in the District of Columbia to a criminal violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS ) for dumping “oily bilge waste” from the vessel directly into the sea without using mandatory pollution prevention equipment and for lying to U.S. Coast Guard investigators