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Date: 06-29-2011

Case Style: Allison, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

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Court: Circuit Court, Baltimore County, Maryland

Plaintiff's Attorney: Law Office of Peter G. Angelos

Defendant's Attorney: James F. Sanders

Description: Hans Wilhelmsen and hundreds of other Jacksonville, Maryland property owners sued Exxon Mobil Corp. on a negligence theory claiming that a 26,000 gallon gasoline leak in 1979 and 1980 at a service station owned and operated by it contaminated the ground water that they relied upon and, as a direct result, their property values decreased, they suffered emotional distress and were forced to purchase medical monitoring for themselves and their child. Plaintiffs further alleged the Defendant fraudulently lied to them about the leak and the problems that it created.

Plaintiffs also sought punitive damages.

Exxon admitted liability.

Outcome: Plaintiffs' verdict for $495 million in compensatory damages and $1.5 billion in punitive damages.

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