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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 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


Shipping company ordered to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying records
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2010

A federal judge in California has ordered the operator of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel to pay $850,000 for ocean dumping and falsifying on-board oil discharge records


Ninth Circuit reverses denial of class certification in vehicle defect cases
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded that common issues of law predominate in two putative class actions alleging a steering alignment defect in Land Rover LR3 vehicles, which defect purportedly manifested in uneven and premature tire wear


South Carolina adopts risk-utility standard for design defect claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2010

The South Carolina Supreme Court has decided to adopt a risk-utility test for plaintiffs bringing design defect claims and will require a showing of a reasonable alternative design to hold a manufacturer strictly liable for harm caused by the alleged defective design


Ninth Circuit blocks Alaska highway project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court decision that struck down the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) record of decision and the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to grant a right of way for an access project adding 51 miles to an Alaska highway


EPA to re-examine ballast water treatment standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

EPA has agreed to re-examine ballast water treatment standards in a settlement agreement with several environmental groups after two years of litigation


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


EPA questions standing of food interests to bring lawsuit over ethanol blend waiver
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two decisions allowing the sale of ethanol blends above 10 percent, referred to as E15, for use in model year 2001 and newer vehicles


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