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Federal court finds navy ship is not a “product” under product liability law
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

In the context of asbestos-exposure litigation, a federal court in Pennsylvania has determined that under maritime product liability law, a ship is not a product, and thus the shipbuilder cannot be held strictly liable for the various products aboard the ship that may have caused personal injury


German companies to pay $1.2 million for ocean dumping
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

Two German shipping companies have agreed to pay a $1.2-million criminal penalty for violations of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships


Ninth Circuit lifts stay on Alaska railway extension project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its stay on a $272-million railway extension project in Alaska


Seventh Circuit upholds Indiana law regulating wine deliveries via motor carrier
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has turned aside a challenge to an Indiana law that prevents an alcoholic beverage retailer from shipping wine to its customers via motor carrier


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


South Carolina Supreme Court determines state lacked authority to approve dredging project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2012

The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) lacked authority to approve a Clean Water Act (CWA) section 401 water-quality certification for a project to deepen the Savannah River


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


D.C. Circuit rules Transportation Board has NEPA authority
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has the authority to require an environmental impact statement (EIS) under NEPA when it considers whether to approve a railroad company merger


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


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