Maritime Oil Pollution Act (OPA) Reef Damage (21CV1594)

Our firm is local counsel in a case filed by the United States government against the shipowners and insurers of the T/V Margara due to an allision to some reefs in the southern part of Puerto Rico.   While not a drop of oil was spilled, the USA filed this lawsuit under a federal stature known as “OPA”: the Oil Spill Liability Trust Act. The case involves complex federal and maritime issues regarding OPA as well as highly technical issues related to the measure of damage to reefs.   Litigation is still underway. I found the description. Dave had prepared it. perhaps it was just not in the digital file where they were all being saved.

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John McDougall
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