The rest of the Jacksonville Exxon Verdict has been read. Total verdict: approximately $150,000,000.
Huge verdict. But I have no idea what Plaintiffs’ lawyers were demanding or Exxon was offering to settle the case. Exxon certainly seemed to be rolling over on negligence so it is no surprise that there was a Plaintiffs’ verdict. Exxon did avert a punitive damages award that theoretically could have been in the billions but, as I have said in the past, would have been vulnerable in post trial motions and on appeal. Still, getting a good “pain and suffering” award has to be construed as a win.
- Exxon Jacksonville Verdict, Part I
- Trial Tactic of Refusing to Answer Issues Raised by the Plaintiff (trial tactics in Exxon’s closing argument)