The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced on January 28, 2018 in the federal register its final rule to adjust inflation for oil spill liability for offshore facilities under OPA 90. The notice may be found following this hyperlink: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-01-18/pdf/2018-00798.pdf

Moore v. Huntington Ingalls, Inc., No. 17-30523 (Jan. 11, 2018) U.S. 5th Cir.). The plaintiff sued in state court for damages alleging he contracted mesothelioma while working at Avondale Shipyards. His deposition lasted 8days. Huntington received a link to the…

In re Larry Doiron, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 456 (5th Cir. Jan. 9, 2018). The jurisprudence of the Fifth Circuit to determine whether a contract for oil and gas operations on navigable waters is a maritime contract is not only complex…

New York Federal Court Grants Leave to Greek Captain to Conduct Discovery for Use in Post-Trial Collateral Proceedings in Spain By: William L. Pardue and Jasmyn M. Soldatos In re Apostolos Mangouras to Conduct Discovery for Use In A Foreign…

Congressman Rice (R – New York), joined by Kathleen Rice (D – N.Y.) and Thomas Suozzi (D – N.Y.), introduced legislation (H.R. 4468) on November 28, 2017 to direct the Coast Guard within 180 days of passage of the legislation…

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