Exxon Well Sabotage Case Returns To Texas Trial Court

Law360, New York (March 2, 2012, 8:59 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court ruled Thursday that Exxon Mobil Corp. had misled royalty owners about production at a group of wells in southern Texas, sending back to trial court a long-running dispute alleging the oil giant sabotaged oil wells it formerly operated. 

The appeals court reversed and remanded a trial court's instructed verdict against the royalty owners’ fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims, but cleared Exxon on claims of negligence, negligence per se, tortuous interference and breach of regulatory duty.

The case has bounced through the Texas...
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