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In re In re Exxon Valdez

ELR Citation: ELR 20621
Nos. No. 94-36007, 104 F.3d 1196/(9th Cir., 01/17/1997)

The court holds that native Alaskans may not bring a public nuisance action to recover damages for noneconomic "cultural" injuries they incurred as a result of the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound. Plaintiff-appellant class of native Alaskans failed to prove any special injury to support their action....

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