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We are pleased to introduce our newest Of Counsel, George Tankard. Mr. Tankard has significant experience in admiralty and maritime litigation, and complex civil litigation, including civil False Claims Act litigation, products liability, medical malpractice, toxic tort, medical device, and pharmaceutical personal injury litigation.
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Several former employees of the bankrupt firm OW Bunker were charged with fraud earlier this month.
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A recent ruling could spell bad news for bunker suppliers, and good news for bunker buyers, who are caught up with so-called "double payment" claims, stemming from the collapse of OW Bunker.
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J Stephen Simms recently published an article in Bunker Bulletin detailing the likely changes to be seen in the bunkering industry in the wake of the OW collapse.
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Norway-based shipping firm Bulk Invest announced it has filed for bankruptcy, freezing all company shares.
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In the February-March issue of Bunkerspot, Firm Partner, J. Stephen Simms discusses the impact of sales terms on the various interests within bunkering transactions.
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The Coast Guard says a hearing is scheduled for next month to examine what led to the sinking of the El Faro.
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Lawyers representing families of the crew members of the El Faro have filed claims to try and block Tote Maritime's motion to limit the company's liability.
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The tanker shipowner Primorsk International Shipping filed for bankruptcy at the US court in New York.
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President Obama vetoed legislation to repeal his health care law, saying the measure "would reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America".
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