Lawyers In Valdez Case Get Extra Minutes To Argue

Law360, New York (February 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Attorneys in the high-profile U.S. Supreme Court case over a $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the Exxon Valdez spill will get an extra 15 minutes each to argue their points.

The high court ruled on Friday in favor of a motion for more time from the 32,000-plus fishermen and Alaska natives who sued ExxonMobil Corp. after the 1989 spill. Each side will therefore have 45 minutes to present oral arguments, which are slated for Feb. 27.

The state of Alaska, however, was denied leave to...
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