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United States v. Le Beouf Bros. Towing Co.

ELR Citation: ELR 20548
Nos. No. 75-3261, 621 F.2d 787/14 ERC 2089/(5th Cir., 07/18/1980)

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that the owner of a barge from which oil was discharged may not, in an action 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...

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