A new delay may be coming for commercial fishermen who have waited 19 years for punitive damages against Exxon Mobil for the worst oil spill in U.S. history. A Seattle-based company that ran a fish-processing plant in Valdez, Alaska, has filed court papers objecting to the latest allocation plan, which the company's lawyers argue assigns to plaintiffs larger or smaller awards than they deserve under a June ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Appeal Threatens to Hold Up Exxon Valdez Payments
The Associated Press
October 21, 2008