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Ship owner, chief engineer sentenced for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

A federal court in Alabama has sentenced an Italian shipping company and the chief engineer of one of its ships for deliberately falsifying records to conceal discharges of oily wastewater from the ship into the sea


Texas high court rules federal bus safety standards have no preemptive effect
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2011

The Texas Supreme Court has determined that federal safety standards not requiring passenger seatbelts in motorcoaches and standards giving manufacturers window glazing material options do not preempt state law claims arising from a rollover accident that killed and injured a number of passengers


Shipping company to pay $1 million penalty for ocean dumping, false statements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Taiwan, USA
  • April 15 2011

A federal court has ordered a Taiwan-based shipping corporation to pay a $1 million criminal penalty after it entered a guilty plea to making false statements, failing to keep adequate records and knowingly discharging oily bilge waste into the ocean without using required pollution-prevention equipment


Hawaiian dry dock owner to pay $710,000 to resolve Clean Water Act claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice has lodged a proposed consent decree to resolve allegations that a Hawaiian ship repair facility and dry dock operator


Federal court sentences Greek-owned shipping company for felony violations of ocean dumping laws
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 2 2011

A federal court in California has reportedly ordered a Greek-owned shipping company to pay $650,000 for covering up the discharge of oily waste and sludge in violation of international and national oil pollution laws


Federal court rejects truck class action because defendant actually has right to defend
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2012

A federal court recently rejected plaintiffs' class certification bid in a suit against Ford Motor Co. relating to diesel engines in some vehicles. Corder v. Ford Motor Co


D.C. Circuit nixes challenges to E15 waiver; plaintiffs lacked standing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed for lack of standing challenges by three trade associations to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waiver that allows the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) for use in motor vehicles manufactured after 2001


Federal court finds punitive damages available to seamen filing unseaworthiness claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2014

Addressing an issue of first impression, a multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in Pennsylvania has held that a number of seamen who brought


D.C. Circuit rejects challenge to EPA nationwide permit for discharges from ships
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected a challenge by commercial shipping industry trade associations to EPA’s nationwide Clean Water Act (CWA) permit governing discharges from ships


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