Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Ford

ELR Citation: 42 ELR 20049
No(s). 1804 (Md. Spec. Ct. Feb 9, 2012)

A Maryland appellate court held that under certain circumstances, Maryland law permits recovery for emotional distress related to reasonable fear of cancer. The case involved a jury verdict awarding compensatory damages totaling over $147 million to hundreds of plaintiffs who claimed that an oil...