Texas High Court Again Nixes Award Against Exxon

Law360, New York (December 21, 2010, 4:44 PM EST) -- Texas' highest court has again quashed an $18.7 million jury award in a case accusing Exxon Mobil Corp. of sabotaging oil wells in order to prevent other companies from drilling at those locations, after agreeing to rehear the case at the request of state officials, a university professor and others.

The Supreme Court of Texas on Friday withdrew its March 2009 judgement that had reversed an appeals court’s support for the $18.7 million jury award. But the new ruling once more nixed the jury award and...
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