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Maryland High Court Slashes Billion-Dollar Jury Award and Clarifies Toxic Tort Standards

Reversing nearly all of the $1.6 billion in jury verdicts that had been entered against Defendant Exxon Mobil Corporation by lower courts, the Maryland Court of Appeals on February 26, 2013, issued a pair of opinions that may make recovery of damages more difficult for Maryland plaintiffs in toxic exposure cases. Read More ›

New Hampshire Jury Awards State $236M in MTBE Case

Approximately six weeks after getting the Maryland Supreme Court to agree that nearly all of the $1.6 billion in damages awarded by lower courts should be overturned, Exxon Mobil Corporation found itself facing a new toxic tort jury award, this one in favor of the State of New Hampshire in the amount of $236 million. The jury found ExxonMobil responsible for groundwater clean-up costs allegedly associated with the gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether (“MTBE”). New Hampshire v. Hess Corp., No. 03-C-0550 (N.H. Sup. Ct. Apr. 9, 2013), available at www.bdlaw.com/assets/attachments/Hess.pdf. The jury found in favor of the State on its failure to warn, design defect and negligence claims. Read More ›