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Boettcher v. Conoco Phillips Co.

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit ruled that an Oklahoma citizen has no claim against an oil company on allegations that his cancer was caused by decades of breathing benzene fumes from its oil refinery near his home. In 2011, the man was diagnosed...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Albright

ELR Case

Maryland's highest court denied requests to reconsider two of its prior rulings in which it reversed a lower court's decision awarding residents punitive damages for emotional distress and medical monitoring. Below, the residents...

Tilot Oil, LLC v. BP Products North America, Inc.,

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a property owner's RCRA claim against an oil company for benzene contamination present in the basement of one of his buildings. The evidence fails to establish that there may be an imminent and substantial...

Pluck v. BP Oil Pipeline Co.

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision excluding expert witness testimony in homeowners' toxic tort case...