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ExxonMobil Pipeline Spill Triggers Lawsuit


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Cal
- 477 days ago - csmonitor.com
Two Arkansas women sue ExxonMobil after its Pegasus pipeline ruptured, spewing oil onto lawns and roads. The $5 million class-action suit charges the pipeline spill has permanently diminished their property value.



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John B. (215)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:25 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Jeanne Nuss. Kudos to Ms. Greene and Ms. Chunn for filing the lawsuit. Read and noted.
 

Eternal Gardener (703)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:49 pm
Brave ladies, they would do well to group up with all the victims of the oil industry and obliterate their revolting existence!!!
 

Susan Allen (221)
Monday April 8, 2013, 9:56 pm
Noted and shared
 

Carol D. (104)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:00 am
It sounds awful what the oil companies are doing out there

Noted thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 9:11 am
I hope many more lawsuits follow!!
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 10:58 am
noted thanks
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:30 pm
GO GET 'EM!
 

Barbara K. (87)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:32 pm
I hope they sue them out of existence. They will not stop until they destroy many more neighborhoods and our planet itself.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:36 pm
Good for them filing the lawsuit. If the government won't, then the people will.
 

Donna W. (0)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 12:39 pm
So it was just inspected in February, huh? Pffft. And Exxon won't even notice a $5 mil loss. Just a cost of doing business to them. 5 Billion might get their attention....
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:18 pm
Noted
 

Jo S. (481)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 1:23 pm
Ditto Donna W. Bravo ladies keep up the fight!
Noted thanks Cal.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 2:48 pm
Good for them. I wish them well!
 

Muriel Servaege (39)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thank you, Cal. Oil spill are definitely destructive. One more reason not to take that risk in the Arctic.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:34 pm
Noted. Only two women? Only $5 million? A drop in the bucket (so to speak). I'm being silly; I'm glad that someone is doing something. Would that someone would represent a bunch of folks affected by that spill, tx.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
Thanks for the news, Cal....been waiting to read that this would happen. This is just the first lawsuit, and I'm sure many more will follow. The most important thing is to make sure all of this is being reported by the media, as they're well known for dropping the ball.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:32 pm
Thanks for this. Agree that everyone affected needs compensation, and certainly none of them had any idea the pipeline was there. Though everyone suffered, I keep having my heartstrings pulled by the doctor who just closed on his house in the neighborhood hours before the spill. Never even got to move in. (Not that that isn't, probably, a blessing.)
 

Janet R. (34)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:46 pm
Hope it works. At least some of the homeowners are doing something. I doubt Exxon will have to pay but they certainly should be paying. I feel bad for the homeowners, anyone who is in favor of Keystone XL, think about these people and what they are going through. How would you like this to happen to you?
 

Philip Heinlein (471)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:56 pm
Hopefully many lawsuits. the more the better. it highlights the financial risk that companies must be prepared for if they are building and operating pipelines. the more the risk of lawsuits, the less they they will be to want to build more pipelines.

let's keep this on the front page and keep this spill in people's faces. share widely.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:01 pm
The misadventure of Wreckson-Morebull Oil Company continues. How drunk was the crew installing that pipeline?
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 8:51 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:54 am
Exxon Mobil makes $104 MILLION NET PROFIT PER DAY, so the damages sought by theses ladies amounts to ONE HOUR of profit. And I dearly hope the ladies are under the age of 30, that way they might only be in their 50's by the end of litigation, remember it took ~22 years for the Exxon Valdez case to end.
 
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