Times reporter to be subpoenaed in CIA leak case
A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal.
Group settles with Exxon in Jacksonville leak case
Nearly eight years after a 25,000-plus-gallon gas station leak in Jacksonville, a group of affected households have settled their lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp.
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.
Long-running Fallston Exxon case to stay in state court
About 750 Fallston residents have cleared a legal hurdle in their multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp., alleging they were exposed to groundwater contaminated by a former Exxon station nearly a decade ago.
Court would hear opposing views in spy cases
WASHINGTON — The secretive court that weighs whether to let the U.S. spy on terror and espionage suspects would have to hear from lawyers arguing against doing so under a new plan introduced Thursday on the heels of Congress’ rejection of sharp limits on government surveillance. The new plan by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., would […]
NSA revelations reframe digital life for some
In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke or long-lost associate might one day land her in a government probe. In California, a college student encrypts chats and emails, saying he’s not planning anything sinister but shouldn’t have to sweat […]
William A. McComas: Confronting the surveillance state
Since the UK’s Guardian newspaper and The Washington Post revealed the existence of two National Security Agency surveillance programs, many have expressed surprise and indignation. How could our government in good faith cull the personal data of millions of citizens, they ask? How could it gain access to private communications without our consent? Have our elected leaders allowed the NSA to bec[...]
Media: No mistaking how NSA story reporter feels
NEW YORK — The man who claimed to leak state secrets on U.S. government eavesdropping sought to break the story through a columnist for a U.K.-based publication who has made no secret of his distaste for intrusions on privacy. Edward Snowden brought his information first to Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian, illustrating the passion an […]
Booz Allen fires Snowden after NSA leak
NEW YORK — Government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton said Tuesday that it has fired Edward Snowden, the employee who leaked details of a secret National Security Agency surveillance program. The McLean, Va.-based firm said in a statement that it fired Snowden on Monday “for violations of the firm’s code of ethics and firm policy.” It […]
Top court rejects punitive damages, orders new trials for Exxon leak
The state’s top court has eliminated the $1 billion award of punitive damages to Baltimore County residents stemming from a massive 2006 gasoline leak in Jacksonville, and wiped out or ordered new trials on much of the $650 million in compensatory damages as well.
Lawyers debate damages from Exxon gas leak
Attorneys for Exxon Mobil Corp. battled counsel for Jacksonville residents for more than three hours Monday at Maryland’s top court over more than $1.6 billion in damages that jurors awarded in two sets of lawsuits following a massive, month-long leak at a gasoline station in 2006.
Top court hears Exxon cases
Maryland’s top court Monday will hear Exxon Mobil Corp.’s appeals of awards totaling more than $1.5 billion to two sets of Jacksonville residents who sued the oil giant over a massive 2006 gasoline leak, saying it poisoned their water, instilled in them a fear of contracting cancer and reduced the value of their homes to nothing.