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March 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Exxon Not Liable for High Gas Prices After Valdez Spill: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that the oil company and other firms associated with the 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill won't have to pay Californians for gasoline price increases that followed in its wake. The relevant law applies only to those damages from the "physical effects" of spills, not their "remote and derivative" consequences, Judge Mary Schroeder said in the ruling.
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July 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Exxon Seeks to Keep Valdez Suit Federal: The oil company asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to keep a multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed against it by Alaskan fishermen and other private parties in federal court. Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the suit was filed under Alaska safety and negligence laws and should be returned to state court. They fear that most of their claims would be dismissed in federal court. Separately, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
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BUSINESS
July 14, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Exxon Seeks to Keep Valdez Suit Federal: The oil company asked a federal appeals court in San Francisco to keep a multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed against it by Alaskan fishermen and other private parties in federal court. Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that the suit was filed under Alaska safety and negligence laws and should be returned to state court. They fear that most of their claims would be dismissed in federal court. Separately, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.
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March 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Exxon Not Liable for High Gas Prices After Valdez Spill: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that the oil company and other firms associated with the 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill won't have to pay Californians for gasoline price increases that followed in its wake. The relevant law applies only to those damages from the "physical effects" of spills, not their "remote and derivative" consequences, Judge Mary Schroeder said in the ruling.
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