Case Study: ExxonMobil V. US

Law360, New York (November 15, 2011, 12:06 PM EST) -- On Oct. 31, 2011, the United States Court of Federal Claims held the United States liable for environmental cleanup costs ExxonMobil Corp. incurred for the remediation of two refineries in Texas and Louisiana that manufactured aviation gasoline (“avgas”) for the military during World War II. Granting ExxonMobil’s motion for partial summary judgment, the court found that the contracts between the United States and the refineries cover ExxonMobil’s cleanup costs.

This decision follows one year after the court’s similar holding in Shell Oil Co. v. United States,...
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