07.02.2011 Partner Channing Martin Discusses ExxonMobil Verdict in Wall Street Journal
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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