From: Thomson Reuters
A federal judge in Arkansas has denied Exxon Mobil Corp.’s motion to dismiss or strike class-action allegations in a suit over the March rupture of the Pegasus pipeline and resulting oil spill.
U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller of the Eastern District of Arkansas found Ellen Burgess’ amended pleading rendered Exxon Mobil’s objections to the original complaint’s proposed classes and alleged damages moot.
The amended pleading removed a previously proposed class of property owners with land within 3 miles of the rupture site near Mayflower, Ark., and now includes only owners of land bordering nearby Lake Conway and its coves and inlets at the time of the spill. MORE