Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Federal Judge Vacates Pollution Board's Denial Of Limited Liability Request

CHICAGO - A federal judge in Illinois on July 9 vacated the National Pollution Funds Center's (NPFC) ruling denying a request submitted by two insurance companies, its subrogees and assignees for limited liability stemming from an oil spill that occurred in Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal in 2005, finding that the board's decision was not in accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA) (Great American Insurance Company, et al. v. United States of America, No. 12-cv-9718, N.D. Ill.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 188193).

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