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September 22, 2017

Liability Legislation

The energy industry is huge. In particular, the oil sector is one of the largest in the world, with an estimated 82 million barrels of oil […]
June 22, 2017

Deepwater Horizon’s Aftermath

On April 20, 2010, an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 people and injured 17 while pouring […]
May 5, 2017

Oil Pollution Regulation: OPA 90

Initially, case law discussing maritime torts was the source for U.S. law governing liability for maritime oil spills. Based on the tort theories of negligence, nuisance, […]
December 11, 2015

Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill: The Aftermath a Year Later

It was only a short time ago that the Houston Ship Channel was closed after a barge and tanker collided, which resulted in some 168,000 gallons […]