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Nov 21, 2013

Supreme Court won’t hear Baltimore Co. gas-leak case

About 160 Baltimore County households and businesses have lost a Supreme Court bid for reinstatement of $1.5 billion in damages against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a massive gasoline leak in Jacksonville in 2006.

May 9, 2012

Court of Appeals takes Jacksonville Exxon cases

Maryland’s top court agreed Wednesday to consider how much money two groups of Jacksonville residents should receive in damages from Exxon Mobil Corp. in their lawsuits over a massive 2006 gasoline leak. The Court of Appeals granted petitions for writs of certiorari for its September 2012 term for two cases, Exxon Mobil Corporation v. Albright […]

Mar 14, 2012

CSA denies second motion to reconsider Exxon decision

A nine-judge Court of Special Appeals panel has denied a second motion to reconsider its February decision to slash Jacksonville residents’ $150 million verdict against Exxon Mobil. The motion was denied without explanation in a one-sentence unreported opinion filed Monday. The same panel denied the first motion for reconsideration on March 6, which claimed that seven […]

Feb 9, 2012

Appeals court slashes damages for Jacksonville Exxon leak

A divided Court of Special Appeals has struck down a large part of the $150 million in damages awarded to 88 Jacksonville households in their lawsuits against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a massive 2006 gasoline leak. The court left intact about $60 million in property damage claims, reversing the award to just one household. […]

Jun 30, 2011

Week in review: 7/1/11

Culinary school’s future in jeopardy Nervous and, in some cases, angry, students of Baltimore International College were waiting this week to see if their school will be closed in the wake of losing accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Students said they were left with little time to transfer and, in many cases, […]

Jun 20, 2011

Deliberations underway in Exxon case

Jurors began deliberations Monday morning in the second mass-action lawsuit filed by Jacksonville residents against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a massive 2006 gasoline leak. The six female jurors heard closing arguments last week in Baltimore County Circuit Court in a case that began the first week of January before Judge Robert N. Dugan. Lawyers […]

Apr 14, 2011

Week in review: 4/15/11

Hotel gas leak lawsuits settled In Baltimore, 34 Ruth’s Chris restaurant workers who claim they suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a Pier 5 Hotel leak in 2008 have settled their claims during a mediation ordered by the Court of Special Appeals. Convicted in killing Sian James, who testified he acted in self-defense when he threw a […]

Jan 12, 2011

Of wells and hot tubs at the Exxon trial

Two notes from observing testimony the last few days in Jacksonville residents’ mass-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a 25,000-plus-gallon gas station leak in 2006. – One argument I do not remember hearing during the first trial regarding possible contamination concerned the depth of drinking wells. Dr. Richard K. Spruill, a hydrogeologist and […]

Jan 3, 2011

Exxon lawyer asks court to throw out verdict

ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for Exxon Mobil Corp. urged a Maryland appeals court Monday to throw out — or at least substantially reduce — a $150 million verdict for the emotional distress, medical monitoring and lost property values endured by 300 nearby residents following a 2006 gasoline leak in Jacksonville. Attorney Charles P. Scheeler said […]

Jan 2, 2011

Exxon Mobil trial, appeal set for same day

Talk about a scheduling coincidence. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the second mass-action lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a more than 25,000-gallon leak at a Jacksonville gas station — the same day the Court of Special Appeals will take up the $150 million verdict from the first lawsuit. Fourteen jurors […]

Dec 12, 2010

Maryland’s top 10 verdicts of 2010

Maryland’s largest verdicts in 2010 vaulted over most of the biggest from 2009. But none came close to the size of last year’s No. 1 verdict — a $150 million award to 88 Jacksonville families who sued ExxonMobil Corp. for a massive gas leak at their local gas station. In fact, despite the increased size […]

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