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United States v. Hollywood Marine, Inc.

ELR Citation: ELR 20569
Nos. 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 a thi...

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