Judge Dismisses Suit Over Oil Spill Brought By Chinese Fishermen
Mealey's (November 9, 2016, 1:25 PM EST) -- HOUSTON — A lawsuit brought by 30 Chinese fishermen over an oil spill in the Bohai Sea in June 2011 was dismissed by a federal judge in Texas on Nov. 8, who ruled that “this is a dispute among three Chinese parties about Chinese waters, it belongs in China” (Peiqing Cong, et al. v. ConocoPhillips Company, No. H-12-cv-1976, S.D. Texas; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154508).
(Opinion available. Document #08-161111-013Z.)
U.S. Judge Lynn N. Hughes of the Southern District of Texas found that the fisherman, led by...