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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 ...

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Secondhand-smoke suit catches lawmaker’s eye

In the past, the cooperative association at Greenbelt Homes has taken action against residents for noise complaints, barking dogs and hoarding. The association drew the line, though, when David S. Schuman wanted to confine his next-door neighbor’s smoking to a ...

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DuPont plaintiffs can sue, seek medical monitoring

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Fourteen plaintiffs in a personal-injury case against DuPont can enroll in a related, court-administered medical monitoring program even as they sue the chemical giant over a former West Virginia zinc-smelting plant that they say made them sick. ...

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Jacksonville resident laments cost to farm despite $60M in damages

Another verdict may have come down against Exxon Mobil Corp. for a 2006 gasoline leak that contaminated the water supply for many Jacksonville residents, but for those affected, the five-year ordeal is far from over. Hans Wilhelmsen, who lives with ...

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Top 5: ‘A day late and two dollars short’

It was all the Exxon gas leak case this week from The Daily Record’s legal affairs side — at least when it comes to the top stories on our site. Some of those stories and more made it into this ...

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