Exxon Unit Wants DOJ Pollution Discovery Suit Transferred

Law360, Washington (February 3, 2016, 8:19 PM EST) -- An Exxon Mobil Corp. unit asked a Pennsylvania federal judge Wednesday to transfer its lawsuit, seeking U.S. Department of Justice documents it says may clear it of environmental criminal charges in the state, to the same courtroom where it's pursuing documents from a related grand jury inquiry.

XTO Energy Inc., which has been accused by the state of Pennsylvania of spilling toxic wastewater from a gas well site, said that its suit seeking to void the Justice Department's "categorical refusal" to produce potentially exculpatory documents belongs in the same courtroom where it's pursuing information from a federal grand jury investigation against...

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