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07.02.2011 Partner Channing Martin Discusses ExxonMobil Verdict in Wall Street Journal By: Channing J. Martin

Channing J. Martin, Chair of the Petroleum Refining and Marketing Group, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal in an article about a $1.5 billion verdict against ExxonMobil.  A Maryland jury made the award to plaintiffs who claimed a variety of injuries stemming from a leak of more than 26,000 gallons of gasoline from an underground storage tank.  Saying he was surprised by the size of the verdict, Martin said, “This is not a situation where you have illnesses reported throughout the community.  The release was detected 37 days after it happened.” 

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