Exxon Wants $57.5M Enviro Indemnity Jury Award Reinstated

Law360 (June 22, 2021, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked a Houston appellate court to reinstate more than $43 million in damages it's allegedly owed for settling an environmental contamination lawsuit, claiming a district court relied on its "strongly negative feelings" about the case instead of a jury verdict when it reduced the award amount.

The oil and gas giant told the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston in a brief filed Monday that former Harris County District Judge Bill Burke issued a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in December 2018 reducing Exxon's recovery from the settlement amount of $57.5 million to $14.11 million based on "what...

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