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M/V GOLDEN RAY: Deviating from an OPA 90 Non-Tank Vessel Response Plan

USA - March 30 2020 The M/V GOLDEN RAY capsized and grounded in St. Simons Sound on September 8, 2019 in an environmentally sensitive area. "It is the largest cargo…

COVID-19 in New York: Essential Business, Law Firms, and State and Federal Courts

USA - March 24 2020 Greetings from New York, the “city that never sleeps”, where we are trying to maintain some sense of normalcy while keeping our social distance. It…

Matthew A. Bondy, Edward L. Schnitzer

Recovery of purely economic damages from third parties for an oil spill

USA - November 10 2017 In re Settoon Towing, L.L.C., 859 F.3d 340 (5th Cir. 2017), two flotillas of barges were sailing southbound on the Mississippi River. One flotilla was…

Employer’s Request to Shift Liability for Permanent Disability to Longshore Special Fund is Denied

USA - March 3 2017 In Cianbro Corp. v. Dir., Office of Workers’ Comp. Programs, Respondent, an employee who suffered permanent lung impairment during his employment, was…

Agreement Conveying Nominal Ownership Share in a Sailboat is Maritime When the Principal Objective of the Agreement was to Convey Exclusive Use of the Sailboat

USA - March 3 2017 In Federal Insurance Company v Speedboat Racing Ltd, Senior District Judge Haight considered liability for damages to a sailboat which capsized during…