Texas Court To Rehear Sabotage Case Against Exxon

Law360, New York (November 20, 2009, 5:38 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to rehear a pair of linked cases that accuse Exxon Mobil Corp. of sabotaging certain oil wells in order to prevent other companies from drilling there.

Just a few months ago, the Texas Supreme Court ruled 8-0 to overturn an $18.7 million jury verdict in favor of the site’s royalty owners. But the state comptroller, the state land commissioner, and an oil and gas professor at the University of Houston then filed amicus briefs on behalf of the plaintiffs, and...
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