A judge has given New Jersey another opportunity to pursue Exxon Mobil Corp. for the cost of cleaning up a century of pollution at two oil refineries. Superior court judge Ross Anzaldi ruled that the state proved that pollution caused a nuisance on lands on or near the sites and that the only remaining issue was damages, granting summary judgment to the state Department of Environmental Protection on its public nuisance claim.
Exxon Mobil Created Public Nuisance, Inviting Damages Remedy, Judge Says
New Jersey Law Journal
September 16, 2008