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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.
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun
July 1, 2011