Exxon Wants Ark. Pipeline Rupture Class Action Tossed

Law360, New York (June 7, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. on Thursday moved to toss a putative class accusing it of causing significant environmental and economic damage through a recent oil pipeline rupture, telling an Arkansas federal judge the plaintiffs had not suffered any actual damage from the spill.

According to the oil giant, oil spilled from the March 29 rupture of its Pegasus pipeline in Mayflower, Ark., did not come into contact with the properties of named plaintiffs Kathryn Chunn and Ellen Burgess, meaning they cannot make a claim for a drop...
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