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Maryland v. Amerada Hess Corp.

Citation: 2 ELR 20606
No. No. 72-101-HM, 350 F. Supp. 1060/4 ERC 1625/(D. Md., 09/22/1972)

A federal district court has admiralty jurisdiction in a suit by a state for damages to compensate for injury to its waters by an oil discharge from the defendants' shore facility. In this type of case the tort takes place, not where the negligent act occurs but, rather, where the act or omission becomes operative or effective....

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