Exxon Wins Appeal In Employee Defamation Case

Law360, New York (March 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp. has won a bid to quash a $467,000 verdict in a case brought by two former employees who had accused the company of blackening their names after they were fired for alleged abuse of a charity scheme.

A Texas appeals court ruled that the employees of Exxon's chemical division, Dwight Hines and Shannon Everett, did not sufficiently establish that mental anguish and harm to their reputations was a direct result of company statements alluding to their alleged fraud.

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