Financial breakdown of Exxon Valdez Supreme Court decision - KTVA
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#1 Jun 26, 2008
Its about time this ended...
Quite frankly I think that if the sum was and is based on the historical catch of each person so affected it is quite fair.
Why would the law agree to compensate a person for more than what they might have lost, if you recover a debt all you get is the money plus legal fees. Not the value of the punishment to the debtor, and thank goodness for that because otherwise imagine what one would have to pay say the cable company for a unpaid bill!!!
These fishermen and women, who are the affected ones should get off their duff and go fishing...all this while they have been gloating on what they might make from this settlement, one hears it all the time when one visits local establishments where there are sometimes discussions on the subject.
There is after all some sense of justice in the law...I was beginning to doubt it at times..
#2 Jun 26, 2008
The socio-economic impact on the people and the Sound will be with us for generations to come. The foucus was on 'How much money Exxon has' which was not the way I see it. There is still oil on the beaches which leaches into the water colum and effects all sea life that lives and transits the Sound. The herring fishery has not recovered and probably never will.......this should have been presented not 'how much money Exxon made'.
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