ExxonMobil asks Supreme Court to review $2.5 billion penalty

Earlier this week, ExxonMobil filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the $2.5 billion punitive damage judgment in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill case. After more than a decade of back-and-forth with the Federal District Court of Alaska, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals came up with that amount in a decision last year.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, D.C.