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High Court Declines To Weigh In On Exxon Valdez Punitives Case

Publication Date: 
August 13, 2008
Source: 
The National Law Journal
Author: 
Marcia Coyle

The National Law Journal quoted Jeffrey L. Fisher in an article about the Supreme Court's refusal to hear whether Exxon should pay interest accrued since 1994 when the punitive damage award was first decided:

"The court did essentially what we asked it to do by leaving this housekeeping matter to the 9th Circuit, and it turned away Exxon's request that the court issue a judgment taking away our interest," said Jeffrey L. Fisher of Stanford Law School, counsel to the Baker plaintiffs. "We're confident that we will get our interest, as plaintiffs in this situation always do. The only real issue is how long Exxon will delay conclusion of the case through pressing its unprecedented position."