Environmental Group Of The Year: DLA Piper

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 6:02 PM EST) -- DLA Piper's environmental group toppled a staggering $1 billion punitive damages award against Exxon Mobil Corp. in landmark litigation over a major gas leak before Maryland's highest court, securing its place among Law360's Environmental Practice Groups of the Year.

The DLA team helped persuade the Maryland Court of Appeals in February to overturn the bulk of two jury verdicts awarding $1.65 billion to more than 700 residents and business owners who sued over a 26,000-gallon gasoline leak from an Exxon station in 2006.

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