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Kirk v. Schaeffler Group USA, Inc.

ELR Case

The Eighth Circuit held that a lower court must hold a new trial with respect to a family's claims for punitive damages against a former manufacturing company for tricholorethylene contamination that allegedly caused their daughter to...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Ford

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...

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...

In re Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

ELR Case

A district court held that BP must indemnify Halliburton Energy Services for third-party compensatory claims related to the Deepwater Horizon disaster under its drilling contract. Specifically, BP is required to indemnify...

Barrous v. BP P.L.C.

ELR Case

A district court held that the owner of a restaurant may seek prospective damages, and possibly punitive damages, against an oil company for damages stemming from a leaking UST at a neighboring gas station. To obtain prospective...

Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. v. ExxonMobil Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that an oil company cannot be held liable for punitive damages in a property owner's case against it for soil and groundwater contamination. The company operated oil and gas wells on the property, and it stored...