Shippers' Fight Over Paint Thinner Explosion Heads To Trial

Law360, London (September 1, 2020, 4:57 PM BST) -- A judge agreed on Tuesday that four shipping companies caught up in a dispute over a fire sparked by wrongly labeled paint thinners should have more time at trial because the case is so complex.

Shipowner Arauco Navigation Ltd. and the shippers it is suing for damages can have an extra day at trial to wrap up their respective arguments, Judge Andrew Baker said at the High Court. The two sides have complained that 10 days starting on Oct. 5 would be insufficient to get through the experts and witnesses who are expected to give evidence.

The dispute stems from an explosion...

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