Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co. v. ExxonMobil Corp.

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20316
No(s). 2:09 CV 1100 (W.D. La. Sep 29, 2011) (Kay, M.J.)

A district court held that an oil company cannot be held liable for punitive damages in a property owner's case against it for soil and groundwater contamination. The company operated oil and gas wells on the property, and it stored hazardous and toxic materials produced from the wells in an unlined...