An oil spill then, a money flood now

June 1994
U.S. News & World Report;6/27/94, Vol. 116 Issue 25, p14
Reports that jurors in Anchorage found that Exxon Corp. was reckless in allowing Capt. Joseph Hazelwood, with a history of alcohol abuse, to command the supertanker Exxon Valdez. The jury also found that Hazelwood was negligent and reckless and drank heavily the day before the tanker strayed off course in 1989, ran aground in Alaska and caused the worst oil spill in US history. How verdict opens the door for billions of dollars of claims against Exxon.


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