A Circuit Court Judge in Maryland has upheld the verdict of a jury that awarded $150 million to the residents of a Baltimore County community living in proximity to a service station owned by Exxon Mobil Corp. In 2006, an underground pipe at the station leaked 26,000 gallons of gasoline, the equivalent of four tankers full, into the surrounding land. The leak occurred over a five week period and resulted in massive environmental damage. A group of 89 families from Jacksonville, Maryland, took Exxon Mobil to court last year, alleging the leak damaged their property, hurt their property values, and compromised ... Read More
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