Court Orders $507.5 Million Damages In Exxon Valdez Spill
Professor Jeffrey L. Fisher is quoted in The Huffington Post in a story about a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit nearly doubling the amount originally awarded to the plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez oil-spill case. Fisher represented the plaintiffs in the case:
Exxon Mobil Corp. was ordered Monday to pay about $500 million in interest on punitive damages for the Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, nearly doubling the payout to Alaska Natives, fishermen, business owners and others harmed by the 1989 disaster.
"We're just happy that we've cleared another hurdle, and hopefully we can get the case tied up as soon as possible," Stanford University law professor Jeffrey Fisher, an attorney for the plaintiffs, told The Associated Press on Monday. "What we want more than anything now is just to bring this case to a close."