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ExxonMobil sues Massachusetts AG over climate change investigation demand

Jessica Karmasek Jun. 29, 2016, 12:23pm

The Texas-based oil and gas company argues the civil investigative demand, or CID, that was issued by Attorney General Maura Healey and served on ExxonMobil soon after a state attorneys general climate change conference in March was the product of climate change activists’ “misguided enterprise.”

Mass. AG, told to 'f... off,' not commenting; Advocate calls her a thug

Karen Kidd Jun. 28, 2016, 3:48pm

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey isn't publicly addressing the think tank founder who told her to "f... off" after she issued a subpoena seeking his group's communication with ExxonMobil regarding climate change.

Morrisey announces $393K judgement against synthetic drug maker

Chris Dickerson Apr. 6, 2015, 12:54pm

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says a permanent injunction has been entered against the owner of a Georgia-based business that sold illegal synthetic drugs in West Virginia.

AGs ask gas stations for help in stopping synthetic drugs

Legal News Line Feb. 12, 2015, 1:37pm

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway issued a plea to nine oil companies on Tuesday requesting that they put pressure on their franchisees to stop selling synthetic drugs at their stores. 

AGs plead with gas station owners to cease the sale of synthetic drugs

Mark Payne Feb. 11, 2015, 11:34am

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway issued a plea to nine oil companies on Tuesday

Vt. AG hires private firms to sue gasoline refiners

Bryan Cohen Jun. 9, 2014, 2:18pm


McDaniel demands documents from Exxon after pipeline rupture

Bryan Cohen Apr. 5, 2013, 5:13pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a request to Exxon Mobil on Thursday to produce inspection reports, investigative reports and additional information related to its Pegasus pipeline rupture and subsequent oil spill in Mayflower.

Ark. AG requests preservation of Exxon oil spill records

Bryan Cohen Apr. 2, 2013, 5:54pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a request Tuesday that Exxon Mobil Corp. preserve and maintain all documents related to Friday's extensive oil spill in Mayflower.

Three to pay $30M for cleanup of Superfund site

Michael P. Tremoglie Aug. 22, 2012, 12:28pm

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - A settlement announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency requires three companies to pay about $29.8 million in cleanup costs for a Superfund site.

Md. senator seeks end to oil tax breaks

Jessica M. Karmasek May 16, 2011, 12:52pm

Gansler WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., is urging the executives of the five biggest oil companies to reject any more taxpayer subsidies in light of their nearly $1 trillion in profits over the last decade.

D.C. AG says antitrust suit against gas station is possible

Jessica M. Karmasek May 12, 2011, 9:31am

Nathan WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan says his office is looking into the city's largest gas station owner.

Valero settles with group of AGs

John O'Brien Apr. 8, 2010, 1:30pm

Corbett SAN ANTONIO (Legal Newsline) - Gas station chain Valero has reached a settlement with 38 states and is implementing procedures the states say will curb tobacco sales to minors.

Texas SC agrees to rehear long-running Exxon sabotage case

Chris Rizo Nov. 23, 2009, 12:05am

AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline)- The Texas Supreme Court has agreed to rehear a case in the long-running case over whether Exxon Mobil Corp. sabotaged abandoned wells.

Nava: Big Oil not paying its 'fair share'

Chris Rizo Oct. 26, 2009, 7:58pm

Pedro Nava (D) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline)- Assemblyman Pedro Nava, the Southern California lawmaker vying to become the state's next chief legal officer, said Monday that Big Oil companies are getting off easy.

Shell signs agreement with 47 AGs to curb underage smoking

Chris Rizo Oct. 8, 2008, 10:00am

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Shell Oil Products US has signed a multi-state agreement aimed at curbing cigarette sales to minors at more than 13,000 of its independent retail outlets, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday.

Exxon fights interest payments to Exxon Valdez plaintiffs

Chris Rizo Jul. 16, 2008, 11:00am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Exxon Mobil Corp. says it should not have to pay interest on the $507.5 million judgment the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it to pay for the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

UPDATE: Exxon Valdez plaintiffs seek interest award

Chris Rizo Jul. 12, 2008, 7:52pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Thousands of plaintiffs in the Exxon Valdez case who recently had their punitive damage award slashed by the U.S. Supreme Court are asking the high court to ensure that Exxon pays them interest.

McKenna laments Exxon ruling

John O'Brien Jun. 25, 2008, 3:31pm

McKenna OLYMPIA, Wash. (Legal Newsline) - The e-mail campaign undertaken by Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna and his colleague in Maryland, Doug Gansler, proved relatively fruitless Wednesday when the U.S. Supreme Court trimmed a $2.5 billion punitive damages award against Exxon.

Legal expert calls Exxon Valdez decision 'limited'

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 2:00pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Legal reformers praised the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for its decision to slash the punitive damages award in the long-running Exxon Valdez case, but one expert said the maritime case will have little effect on the overall legal landscape.

Supreme Court slashes Exxon Valdez award

Chris Rizo Jun. 25, 2008, 11:45am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday reduced the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the long-running Exxon Valdez lawsuit to no more than $507.5 million.