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Another New OPA Cost-Recovery Case

This is by my count the sixth reported OPA cost recovery opinion this year. We normally see about one a year. Four of the six cases come from one piece of litigation, but it's still an active year for this corner of the CWA.

Taylor Energy Co. LLC v. Luttrell, 2020 WL 4923628 (E.D. La. 2020) (granting motion for summary judgment in case involving OPA cost-recovery related to oil platform collapse in Gulf of Mexico, held that contractor doing work for Corps was immune from suit because it performed acts pursuant to a valid authorization of Congress and it did not exceed the scope of that authority)



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