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In re In re Exxon Valdez

ELR Citation: ELR 20220
Nos. Nos. 96-36038 et al., 229 F.3d 790/(9th Cir., 10/12/2000)

The court holds that a district court abused its discretion during the Exxon Valdez oil spill litigation when it approved a plan of allocation that denied enforceability of a settlement agreement between Exxon and seven seafood processors and that barred the processors from receiving any allocation of punitive damages....

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