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HTMLD.C. Circuit Holds that Coast Guard May Impose Nonfinancial Conditions Before Allowing Ships Accused of Violating MARPOL to Leave Port
Mark Aspinall, Daniel Johnson, John M. McCaskill, James A. Orr, Ronald W. Zdrojeski; Sutherland (Europe) LLP;
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December 22, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2015
On December 15, 2015, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the U.S. Coast Guard could impose nonfinancial conditions, in addition to a bond, before permitting ships under suspicion of a MARPOL violation to leave U.S. ports.


HTMLFifth Circuit Limits Pollution Liability
David A. Baay, Rachel Giesber Clingman, Juan C. Garcia, Daniel Johnson, Sean D. Jordan; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
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February 27, 2014, previously published on February 26, 2014
In a significant decision issued February 24, 2014, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal laws preempt state laws in the case of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, because the event occurred in federal waters. That means states and local governments cannot collect penalties...