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Eugene J. O'Connor

Eugene J. O’Connor

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18 Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

August 20, 2020

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of…

Citgo must pay for a massive 2004 Delaware River oil spill, Supreme Court rules

April 3, 2020

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Andrew Maykuth

The former owner of a Philadelphia area asphalt refinery is liable for a massive 2004 oil spill in the Delaware River and…

Justices Won’t Let Citgo Off Hook For $133M Oil Spill

April 3, 2020

Law360
By Juan Carlos Rodriguez

Three Citgo units are financially responsible for a $133 million oil spill in Delaware caused by a sunken anchor that was hidden…

Law360’s Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs

April 2, 2020

Law360
By Aebra Coe

Susman Godfrey earned a spot on the legal lions list this week with a win for NYU in litigation brought…

$73M Judgment in Maritime Case Upheld by SCOTUS

March 30, 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision yesterday, March 30, 2020, on a major issue of importance…

13 Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

August 15, 2019

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that 13 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2020 edition of…

17 Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

August 15, 2018

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that 17 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of…

Recent Verdict on Bunker Spill Case Brings Clarity to Third-Party Fault and Limitation of Liability Defense

December 18, 2017

Ship & Bunker
By Eugene J. O'Connor

The case of US v. American Commercial Lines, LLC, No. 16-31150 (5th Cir. Nov. 7, 2017), is the latest chapter…

Sole Third-Party Fault and Limitation of Liability Defenses Under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Clarified

November 16, 2017


By Eugene J. O'Connor

The case of US v. American Commercial Lines, LLC, No. 16-31150 (5th Cir. Nov. 7, 2017), is the latest chapter…

Arbitration Clause Narrowly Construed

November 9, 2017


By Eugene J. O'Connor

The case of  Iota Shipholding Ltd. v. Starr Indemnity and Liability Company, 16 cv 4881, 2017 WL 2374359, 2017 A.M.C….

18 Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

August 15, 2017

Montgomery McCracken is pleased to announce that 18 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of…

Responsible Party’s Efforts To Avoid Payment Of Clean Up Costs Denied

February 21, 2017

Eugene J. O'Connor

In U.S. v. American Commercial Lines,  the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana considered a 2008 oil…

The Saga of the Athos I Litigation Continues: Recent Decision on Safe Berth Warranty and Wharfinger’s Negligence

January 30, 2017

Eugene J. O'Connor
By The Charterers P&I Club Newsletter

In a meticulous 174-page Opinion handed down on July 25, 2016, following an 8-week trial held in the spring of…

Montgomery McCracken Attorneys Lead Greek Ship Owners to Victory in 2004 Oil Spill Litigation

September 7, 2016

Following an 8-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Montgomery McCracken partners, John J….

The M/V MSC FLAMINIA – Explosion, Fire, General Average, Limitation, and nearly four years past…

March 3, 2016

On July 14, 2012, the container ship MSC FLAMINIA suffered a catastrophic explosion and fire, while in the middle of…

Deepwater Horizon: Clean Water Act civil penalty assessment explained

February 25, 2016

On November 30, 2015, U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued a comprehensive opinion assessing a civil penalty in the amount of $159.5…

US environment agency targets higher civil ECA fines

January 23, 2015

TradeWinds
By Eric Martin Stamford

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is aiming to hike the maximum civil penalty for violating tighter emission control standards…

EPA Releases Policy for Assessing Penalties on Ships that Violate the “Sulfur in Fuel” Standard

January 16, 2015

Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a “Policy for Violation by Ships of the Sulfur in Fuel Standard…

Deepwater Horizon Ruling Puts Focus on Prevention

September 12, 2014

TradeWinds
By Eric Martin Stamford

Judge’s call to find BP ‘grossly negligent’ puts spotlight on drilling but could also have a major impact on the…

BP Found Grossly Negligent for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

September 5, 2014

Judge Carl Barbier issued his much-anticipated decision yesterday (September 4, 2014), assessing liability for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe. In lengthy…

Stepped Up Enforcement in the North American ECA: August 2014 Update

August 18, 2014

Legal Briefing

In a new enforcement initiative, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard…

Montgomery McCracken Adds Half of Dissolving NYC Law Firm

June 6, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal
By Jeff Blumenthal

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads has added three lawyers from a dissolving maritime law firm in New York City. The…

Montgomery McCracken Adds Three Maritime Attorneys in New York

June 2, 2014

    NEW YORK–In a significant move bolstering the firm’s capabilities in the area of maritime law and representation of oceangoing…

The Maritime Executive: Montgomery McCracken Adds Three Maritime Attorneys

May 30, 2014


By MAREX

In a significant move bolstering the firm’s capabilities in the area of maritime law and representation of oceangoing ship owners,…

MarineLink: Montgomery McCracken Adds 3 Maritime Attorneys

May 29, 2014

MarineLink
By Erin Haun

From left: Eugene O’Connor, Timothy Semenoro and Robert O’Connor Montgomery McCracken announced the addition of three attorneys to the Maritime…

New Firm for O’Connor

May 28, 2014

TradeWinds
By Eric Martin

Chalos O’Connor senior partner Eugene O’Connor is joining law firm Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads. The move comes as his…