Social Security Disability Insurance (also known as SSDI, or DIB) is a benefit program implemented by the Federal government and operated by the Social Security Administration (SSA.) It provides month(...)
Financial breakdown of Exxon Valdez Supreme Court decision
In this April 1, 1989 file photo, a float plane waits to taxi from an oil-covered beach in Prince William Sound, an inlet off the Gulf of Alaska. The Supreme Court on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, slashed the $2.5 billion punitive damages award in the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster to $500 million. The court ruled that victims of the worst oil spill in US history may collect punitive damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., but not as much as a federal appeals court determined. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File) It's a little more than $500 million for 33000 plaintiffs, but that money will not be divided evenly. The amount each person gets depends on his or her historical catch rates and the fishery that employs them. But on average, they'll get about $15000 each.
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