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United States v. Hollywood Marine, Inc.

Citation: 10 ELR 20569
No. No. H-78-173, 487 F. Supp. 1211/14 ERC 1354/(S.D. Tex., 04/15/1980)

The district court rules that the owners of a barge from which oil was discharged may, in an action brought by the United States to recover its cleanup costs pursuant to § 311(f) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, escape liability on the ground that the owner of a tug that was towing the barge was an independent contractor and thus...

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