Bid To Revive $1.5B Exxon Verdict Rebuffed By High Court

Law360, Chicago (November 18, 2013, 5:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from hundreds of Maryland families and businesses seeking to reinstate a $1.5 billion verdict for alleged personal harm and property damage from a 2006 underground fuel leak at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station.

The high court issued an order denying the plaintiffs’ certiorari petition, which had argued that the Maryland Court of Appeals abridged their common-law rights and deprived them of property in violation of the U.S. Constitution when it tossed virtually all of...
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