More than a billion dollars in damages struck down. The state’s highest court has thrown out a decision against ExxonMobil after one of the largest gas leaks in state history. Now homeowners in Jacksonville, Baltimore County, will not see any of that money.
Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals has ordered a new trial on one count of a judgment against ExxonMobil Corp. to families whose wells were contaminated during a 2006 gasoline spill.
Jacksonville families burst into cheers when the Exxon verdicts were announced Thursday night.
As many of us struggle to cope with skyrocketing gas prices, oil companies continue making record profits. Now the campaign to end tax breaks for big oil companies picks up support from Maryland’s top legal watchdog and a U.S. senator.
This country’s worst case of underground drinking water contamination happened in Jacksonville, Baltimore County.