5th Circ. Revives Enviros' $641M Exxon Pollution Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (May 27, 2016, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. will have to face a $641 million suit brought by environmentalists over emissions at its Baytown, Texas, refinery, the Fifth Circuit said Friday in an opinion that panned portions of the trial court’s ruling in Exxon's favor as “irreconcilably inconsistent.”

A three-judge panel revived the suit brought by Environment Texas Citizen Lobby Inc. and the Sierra Club contending Exxon should have to pay penalties for more than 18,000 actionable violations of environmental laws, concluding that U.S. District Judge David Hittner had unevenly analyzed...
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Case Information

Case Title

Environment Texas Citizen Lobby, Inc. et al v. ExxonMobil Corporation et al

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)


Judge David Hittner

Date Filed

December 13, 2010

Case Title

Env Texas Citizen Lobby, Inc., et al v. ExxonMobil Corporation, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 5th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

January 20, 2015

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