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The Exxon Valdez Case and the Future of Punitive Damages
February 23, 2009 - Professor Jeffrey Fisher will talk about his work on Exxon v. Baker, a case that grew out of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, one of the most devastating environmental disasters in US history, and the implications of the US Supreme Court's recent opinion for punitive damages law. Fisher will discuss some of the challenges of litigating a case concerning an event that occurred almost 20 years ago and 4000 miles away against the world's most profitable corporation. Before the Ninth Circuit and US Supreme Court, Fisher represented the class of more than 32000 victims of the spill, including commercial fishermen, private landowners, and Alaska Natives; esteemed Duke Law Professor Walter Dellinger represented Exxon.
Lessons From The Exxon Valdez; Judge Nixes ‘Save Our Salmon’ Initiative; ADF&G Opens Herring Fishing In Starrigavan, Katlian Bays; Alaska House Passes Izembek Road Resolution; UA President Opposed To Bill Allowing Concealed Handguns On Campus; Manokotak Honors Fallen VPSO; Nome To Make Decision On Geothermal Energy; Why Mental Illness Is The ‘No-Casserole’ Illness; Paddle Making Workshop ...