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BAD NEWS: Exxon Valdez $2.5 Billion Oil Spill Ruling Overturned
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Oil industry, record oil profits, liability, consequences, pollution disaster, Alaska, oil spill clean-up, industry's free ride )

Rooibos
- 2203 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the record $2.5 billion in punitive damages that Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) had been ordered to pay for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska.
The Supremes Protect Medical Device Manufacturers - Another Bush Victory
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, Bush, corporate protections, law, lawsuits, liability, health, FDA )

RC
- 2330 days ago - nytimes.com
In a decision renderted yesteray, "the makers of medical devices...are immune from liability for personal injuries as long as the Food and Drug Administration approved the device before it was marketed and it meets the agency's specifications." THE FDA???
   

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