Scott Summy Co-Lead Counsel On Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee In BP Oil Spill Litigation

DALLAS - Scott Summy , head of Baron & Budd's water contamination team, is one of four attorneys chosen to serve on the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee for the Gulf Oil Spill Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). As co-lead counsel on the Executive Committee, Summy will help coordinate the activities...

Maryland Appeals Court Vacates Bulk Of $147 Million Exxon Pipeline Leak Award

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (Mealey's) The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Feb. 9 vacated much of a $147 million jury award to homeowners whose groundwater was contaminated with benzene and methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) by a 26,000-gallon gasoline leak at an Exxon Mobil Corp. station ( Exxon Mobil...

Maryland High Court Vacates $1 Billion In Punitive Damages In Gasoline Leak

BALTIMORE - (Mealey's) Saying plaintiffs claiming contamination of their properties with benzene and methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) from a leak at an Exxon Mobil Corp. tank farm outside Baltimore failed to prove the fraud necessary to support an award of punitive damages, Maryland's highest...

2nd Circuit Affirms $104 Million MTBE Contamination Verdict Against Exxon

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 affirmed a $104.6 million methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination verdict for New York City against Exxon Mobil Corp., finding in part that the state tort verdict is not preempted by the Clean Air Act ( In...

2nd Circuit Affirms $104 Million MTBE Contamination Verdict Against Exxon

NEW YORK — (Mealey’s) The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 affirmed a $104.6 million methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination verdict for New York City against Exxon Mobil Corp., finding in part that the state tort verdict is not preempted by the Clean Air Act ( In...