The plaintiffs who sued over the Exxon Valdez oil spill lost big at the U.S. Supreme Court last year but took some consolation from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. In addition to unanimously siding with the plaintiffs' argument for hundreds of millions of dollars in interest, a panel also ruled 2-1 that Exxon Mobil can't recoup tens of millions in costs for its largely successful appeal.
Exxon Plaintiffs Win on Interest, Appeal Costs
June 16, 2009