Exxon Says Privilege Protects Docs In Enviro Indemnity Suit

Law360, Houston (October 16, 2012, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. told a Texas appeals court Tuesday that documents its lawyers prepared to settle multibillion-dollar environmental lawsuits are protected by the attorney-client privilege and should not be subject to disclosure in a case it brought against a developer that allegedly agreed to indemnify it.

David M. Gunn, representing Exxon Mobil, argued that although the company was seeking to enforce a contractual indemnification provision against Trade Exploration Corp., Bryan Wagner and others, the group was not entitled to the settlement documents and the trial court’s...
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