JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court on Monday was scheduled to hear oral arguments in Texaco's appeal of a $19 million verdict that said the oil company was to blame for five children born with disabilities and illness.
In 2010, a Hinds County jury ruled for the five mothers. Texaco, which now is part of Chevron, appealed to the Supreme Court.
The women said they were pregnant and worked in a Jefferson County building which once was a Texaco gas station. The women said they were exposed to leaded gasoline fumes from tanks still in the ground.
During the 2010 trial, An expert for Texaco said no medical records supported those claims.