Sher Leff Obtains $104.7 Million Jury Verdict Award For the City of New York Against ExxonMobil

October 19, 2009

(New York Times) 

A federal jury on Monday found Exxon Mobil liable for contaminating groundwater in New York City and awarded the city $104.7 million in compensatory damages.

The city had sought $250 million in damages to finance construction of a treatment plant to make the water in five wells in southeastern Queens drinkable. But lawyers for the city called the jury’s decision a “total victory” for their side.

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