Sun coverage: Case against Exxon Mobil

Sun coverage: Case against Exxon Mobil

Exxon Mobil Corp. was found liable by a Baltimore County jury over a gasoline spill that seeped into the groundwater from a leaking pipe three years ago in Jacksonville.

12:08 PM EDT, July 1, 2011

Damages in Balto. Co. Exxon leak suit rise to $1.5 billion

Baltimore County jurors returned a verdict for punitive damages against ExxonMobil Corp. on Thursday that raises the total award stemming from an underground gasoline leak in 2006 to more than $1.5 billion, a figure that a plaintiffs' lawyer says could make it the largest judgment ever in a case of this type.

8:37 PM EDT, June 28, 2011

Verdict sealed in Exxon gas spill trial; proceedings continue

ExxonMobil Corp. has lost its bid to avoid paying punitive damages in a case stemming from an underground gasoline leak in northern Baltimore County in 2006, but how much the international company will have to pay remains to be seen as the case continues in Circuit Court on Wednesday.

9:20 PM EDT, June 17, 2011

Exxon Mobil accused of 'fraud' in Jacksonville gas spill trial

Lawyers for dozens of Baltimore County families suing Exxon Mobil Corp. closed a six-month trial Friday by arguing for punitive damages in a 2006 underground gasoline leak in Jacksonville, accusing the corporation of playing down the potential harm of the contamination and of committing "fraud."

June 18, 2011

2nd trial in gas spill goes to jury; Exxon is accused of fraud

Lawyers for dozens of Baltimore County families suing Exxon Mobil Corp. closed a six-month trial Friday by arguing for punitive damages in a 2006 underground gasoline leak in Jacksonville, accusing the corporation of playing down the potential harm of the contamination and of committing "fraud."

May 3, 2011

Exxon starts defense in Baltimore Co. gas spill trial

ExxonMobil Corp. lawyers presented their first witnesses Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court, opening their defense in a lengthy jury trial after an underground gasoline leak in 2006 - one of the most serious in Maryland's history.

April 6, 2011

Jacksonville Exxon spill: 5 years later

Whatever the pressures of his city law practice, Robert Lazzaro could count on finding refuge at the end of the day at his home in Jacksonville, where the back deck offered quiet, a hot tub and a woodland view. That changed five years ago after an Exxon station less than a mile away leaked about 25,000 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline into the groundwater, contaminating dozens of wells and casting a shadow of fear over the small community in northern Baltimore County.

March 13, 2010

Exxon ordered to resume tests of wells in Md.

ExxonMobil must resume testing 130 residential wells in the Jacksonville area that were affected by a huge underground gasoline leak in 2006, according to a directive from the Maryland Department of the Environment.

March 2, 2010

Exxon ruling draws protest

Lawyers for a group of northern Baltimore County residents are appealing a state decision that allows ExxonMobil to stop monitoring some residential wells contaminated after thousands of gallons of gasoline seeped into the groundwater in 2006.

October 10, 2009

Exxon Mobil appeals $150 million award

Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil company found responsible for a 26,000-gallon gasoline leak into the groundwater of a northern Baltimore County neighborhood in 2006, filed an appeal Friday of a trial verdict that awarded $150 million to a group of residents affected by the spill.

March 13, 2009

Jury awards Balto. Co. area neighbors $150 million in Exxon spill case

A jury awarded more than $150 million yesterday to the neighbors of a northern Baltimore County service station, finding Exxon Mobil Corp. liable for the damage caused when thousands of gallons of gasoline seeped into the groundwater from a leaking pipe.

Jacksonville Exxon gas-leak case goes to jury

After a 19-week trial, a lawsuit brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. by 300 Jacksonville residents went to the jury yesterday.

February 24, 2009

Arguments in Exxon lawsuit wrapping up

At the beginning of a closing statement that he predicted would last the better part of two days, a lawyer representing 300 plaintiffs who are suing ExxonMobil Corp. said yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court that their community was "forever changed" by a huge gasoline leak three years ago.

February 10, 2009

Exxon's sincerity over underground leak questioned at trial

The e-mail message was written in February 2007, a year after an underground leak at an Exxon gas station in northern Baltimore County fouled wells and hammered property values.

September 17, 2008

Exxon fined $4 million for gas leak

In what officials say is the largest environmental penalty ever levied by the state, ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $4 million to the Maryland Department of the Environment for a 26,000-gallon gasoline spill at a Baltimore County service station almost three years ago.

May 11, 2006

Exxon to face more lawsuits over gas leak

Exxon Mobil Corp. is facing more lawsuits over the 25,000-gallon gasoline leak this year from one of its service stations that fouled ground water in the Jacksonville area of Baltimore County.

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