HARD AGROUND - Wreck of the Exxon Valdez - March 24, 1989

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03/30/89 Anchorage Daily News 2 FISHERMEN FILE FIRST LAWSUIT OVER SPILL; MORE SUITS LIKELY:
By SHEILA TOOMEY, Daily News reporter

05/07/89 Anchorage Daily News SPILLS: A MATTER OF LIABILITY:
HISTORY SHOWS THAT MANY VARIABLES AFFECT TREATMENT WHICH DAMAGED PARTIES RECEIVE AFTER OIL DISASTERS

By SHEILA TOOMEY, Daily News reporter

08/16/89 Anchorage Daily News EXXON RESPONDS TO 140 LAWSUITS:
By RICHARD MAUER, Daily News reporter

08/16/89 Anchorage Daily News STATE SUES EXXON:
By RICHARD MAUER, Daily News reporter

10/24/89 Anchorage Daily News EXXON LAWSUIT BLAMES STATE FOR DELAY IN OIL SPILL RESPONSE:
By SHEILA TOOMEY, Daily News reporter

12/28/89 Anchorage Daily News OIL COMPANIES WANT SPILL EVIDENCE SECRET:
By GEORGE FROST, Daily News reporter

02/28/90 Anchorage Daily News FEDERAL GRAND JURY INDICTS EXXON:
By PATTI EPLER, Daily News reporter

04/10/90 Anchorage Daily News EXXON ARRAIGNED, PLEADS NOT GUILTY:
By RICHARD MAUER, Daily News reporter

09/27/90 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE SAYS EXXON, SUBSIDIARY LIABLE FOR DAMAGES:
By DON HUNTER, Daily News reporter

10/09/90 Anchorage Daily News EXXON: NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EMPLOYEES:
By DON HUNTER, Daily News reporter

10/18/90 Anchorage Daily News BIRDS KILLED TO MAKE CASE AGAINST EXXON:
$600,000 STUDY USES 350 BIRDS IN TRYING TO GET NUMBERS ON SPILL

By DAVID WHITNEY, Daily News reporter

10/20/90 Anchorage Daily News EXXON MUST FACE CHARGES, JUDGE SAYS:
By DON HUNTER, Daily News reporter

12/21/90 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE IN OIL-SPILL CASE REFUSES TO PERMIT CLASS-ACTION LAWSUITS:
By MARILEE ENGE, Daily News reporter

02/27/91 Anchorage Daily News PLAN TO KEEP STUDIES SECRET ON SPILL RIPPED:
By DAVID POSTMAN, Daily News reporter

03/13/91 Anchorage Daily News SPILL DEAL OK'D:
CLAIMS SETTLED FOR $1 BILLION

By DAVID POSTMAN, Daily News reporter

03/23/91 Anchorage Daily News EXXON, SUBSIDIARY PLEAD GUILTY IN SPILL:
JUDGE REBUKES LEGISLATORS FOR ASKING HIM TO DELAY RESOLUTION OF CRIMINAL CHARGES

By DON HUNTER, Daily News reporter

04/25/91 Anchorage Daily News EXXON SETTLEMENT TIMELINE:
By DAILY NEWS STAFF

04/25/91 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE REJECTS EXXON DEAL:
CRIMINAL FINE CALLED TOO LOW; ENTIRE SETTLEMENT IN JEOPARDY

By MARILEE ENGE and DAVID POSTMAN, Daily News reporters

05/03/91 Anchorage Daily News HOUSE TWICE REJECTS DEAL TO SETTLE SPILL:
By DAVID POSTMAN and MARILEE ENGE, Daily News reporters

05/04/91 Anchorage Daily News SPILL DEAL DIES AS EXXON, HICKEL PULL OUT:
By DAVID POSTMAN, Daily News reporter

09/30/91 Anchorage Daily News NEW SPILL ACCORD REACHED:
HICKEL TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF DEAL TODAY

By Daily News staff and wire reports,

10/01/91 Anchorage Daily News 2ND SPILL SETTLEMENT LOOKS LIKE THE 1ST:
EXXON AGREES TO $125 MILLION CRIMINAL FINE FOR 1989 OIL SPILL

By GEORGE FROST, Daily News reporter

10/09/91 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE OKS OIL SPILL SETTLEMENT:
EXXON'S 2ND TRY SATISFIES COURT BUT NOT CRITICS

By GEORGE FROST, Daily News reporter

11/14/91 Anchorage Daily News EXXON PAYS $125 MILLION SPILL-CRIMES BILL:
By GEORGE FROST, Daily News reporter

12/06/91 Anchorage Daily News TRUSTEES MAP OUT SPILL PLAN:
By DON HUNTER, Daily News reporter

01/10/93 Anchorage Daily News IN PUBLIC EYE, SPILL TOLL HIGHER:
STATE-BACKED SURVEY PUTS TAB AT $2.8 BILLION

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

07/14/93 Anchorage Daily News ALYESKA TO PAY $98 MILLION IN CLAIMS:
By MARILEE ENGE, Daily News reporter

07/14/93 Anchorage Daily News EXXON WANTS TRIAL TO REMAIN IN FEDERAL COURT:
By BOB EGELKO, The Associated Press

07/26/93 Anchorage Daily News FACES IN A BIG CROWD WAIT FOR SPILL MONEY:
65,000 MAY SPLIT $98 MILLION ALYESKA SETTLEMENT

By MARILEE ENGE, Daily News reporter

08/21/93 Anchorage Daily News BELEAGUERED FISHERMEN PROTEST IN SOUND:
By DAILY NEWS STAFF and WIRE

08/22/93 Anchorage Daily News FISHING BOATS BLOCK TANKERS FROM TERMINAL:
3 SHIPS HALTED, 4 MORE EXPECTED

By S.J. KOMARNITSKY, Daily News reporter

08/23/93 Anchorage Daily News OIL SPILL TRUSTEES REBUKED:
GAO STUDY CRITICIZES SETTLEMENT SPENDING

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

08/23/93 Anchorage Daily News TANKER BLOCKADE ENDS:
BABBITT PRESSES EXXON TO MEET WITH SOUND FISHERMEN

By HUGH CURRAN, Daily News reporter

09/02/93 Anchorage Daily News INSURERS WANT OFF SPILL HOOK:
COMPANIES SAY EXXON'S CLEANUP A PR PLOY, BALK AT PAYING

By RICHARD PYLE, The Associated Press

09/03/93 Anchorage Daily News EXXON SUES ALYESKA:
SEEKS TO BLOCK DEAL SETTLING SPILL CLAIMS

By SHEILA TOOMEY, Daily News reporter

10/29/93 Anchorage Daily News JUDGES OK SPILL SETTLEMENT:
$98 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR VICTIMS, BUT DEAL ISN'T DONE YET

By MARILEE ENGE, Daily News reporter

12/10/93 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE REJECTS EXXON'S SPILL ARGUMENTS:
APPEAL STILL POSSIBLE; THOUSANDS AWAIT CHECKS FROM $98 MILLION SETTLEMENT

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

12/24/93 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE SENDS 5 EXXON VALDEZ SUITS BACK TO STATE COURT:
By T.A. BADGER, The Associated Press

03/14/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON ASKS TO TOSS OUT SPILL SUITS:
JUDGE COULD DROP THOUSANDS OF CASES

By The Associated Press,

03/25/94 Anchorage Daily News CORDOVA NOT READY TO FORGIVE OR FORGET:
AFTER A 5-YEAR WAIT, AN ANGRY FISHING TOWN'S DAY IN COURT WITH EXXON APPROACHES

By ROSANNE PAGANO, The Associated Press

05/01/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON SPILL TRIAL MEANS BUSINESS:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

05/01/94 Anchorage Daily News STAGE SET FOR BATTLE OVER EXXON OIL SPILL:
By ROSANNE PAGANO, The Associated Press

05/06/94 Anchorage Daily News LAWYERS PICK A JURY TO HEAR EXXON CASE:
PANEL WILL DECIDE OIL-SPILL DAMAGE CLAIMS

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

05/31/94 Anchorage Daily News DUELISTS IN THE COURTROOM:
LEAD LAWYERS WHO ARE SQUARED OFF IN EXXON VALDEZ CASE HAVE A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE IN ARGUING MAJOR CASES

by NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

06/14/94 Anchorage Daily News JURY FINDS EXXON, HAZELWOOD RECKLESS:
VERDICT MEANS OIL COMPANY COULD BE LIABLE FOR UP TO $15 BILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

06/20/94 Anchorage Daily News SPILL JURIES TODAY CONSIDER DAMAGES:
By T.A. BADGER, The Associated Press

06/21/94 Anchorage Daily News TRIAL'S PART 2 WILL PUT PRICE ON FISH LOSS:
JURY TO DECIDE DAMAGES

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

07/08/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON TRIALS AT A GLANCE:
By DAILY NEWS STAFF

07/12/94 Anchorage Daily News FOR JURORS, QUESTION IS HOW MUCH?:
SPILL TRIAL TO DECIDE DAMAGES

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

07/26/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON SETTLES LAWSUIT:
NATIVES GET $20 MILLION FOR SUBSISTENCE LOSSES

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

07/28/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON JURORS TO VISIT SPILL SITES ON SOUND:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

08/12/94 Anchorage Daily News DAMAGE: $287 MILLION:
FISHERMAN UNHAPPY; EXXON SAYS IT'S PLEASED

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

08/26/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON RECKLESS? CHIEF WON'T SAY:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

08/30/94 Anchorage Daily News EXXON CASE IS WITH JURY:
PANEL WILL DECIDE IF DAMAGES ARE DUE

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

09/17/94 Anchorage Daily News $5,000,000,000:
JURY SETS OIL SPILL DAMAGES

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

09/17/94 Anchorage Daily News BIOGRAPHIES OF EXXON VALDEZ JURORS:
By DAILY NEWS STAFF

09/17/94 Anchorage Daily News NOT OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER: EXXON FACES STILL MORE CLAIMS:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

09/18/94 Anchorage Daily News THE EXXON DECISION:
'WE DID THE RIGHT THING' JURY FOREMAN RECOUNTS LONG HAUL TO JUDGMENT

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

09/18/94 Anchorage Daily News THE EXXON DECISION:
FISHERMEN AREN'T BANKING ON ANY CHECKS FROM EXXON

By PETER BLUMBERG, Daily News reporter

09/25/94 Anchorage Daily News JURY AWARDS $9.7 MILLION TO NATIVE CORPORATIONS, KODIAK FOR SPILL:
By DAVID McCORMICK, The Associated Press

01/22/95 Anchorage Daily News THE $5 MILLION JURY:
FOR 18 WEEKS, THE EXXON VALDEZ TRIAL JURORS LISTENED, ARGUED, LAUGHED AND SOMETIMES EVEN DOZED OFF.

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

01/28/95 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE UPHOLDS EXXON AWARD:
HOLLAND SAYS EVIDENCE SUPPORTS DAMAGES; OIL GIANT TO FIGHT ON

By SHEILA TOOMEY, Daily News reporter

03/31/95 Anchorage Daily News COURT BARS PAYMENTS TO NATIVES:
EXXON OWES NOTHING

By ROSANNE PAGANO, The Associated Press

06/15/95 Anchorage Daily News EXXON JURORS CALLED IN :
JUDGE, LAWYERS QUESTION PANEL

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

06/16/95 Anchorage Daily News EXXON JURORS SAY THEY DID THE JOB RIGHT:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

06/16/95 Anchorage Daily News JURY RECALL CONFUSES EXPERT :
ACTION BY EXXON SPILL TRIAL JUDGE MAY BE UNPRECEDENTED

By ROSEMARY SHINOHARA, Daily News reporter

09/08/95 Anchorage Daily News EXXON SPILL PAYMENT SLICED :
JUDGE DEDUCTS $211 MILLION ALREADY PAID TO FISHERMEN

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

09/12/95 Anchorage Daily News EXXON CLAIMS JUROR MISCONDUCT IN ASKING FOR NEW TRIAL:
By ROSANNE PAGANO, The Associated Press

01/18/96 Anchorage Daily News $3.5 MILLION SETTLES EXXON SPILL SUIT:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

01/18/96 Anchorage Daily News EXXON RECOUPS $300 MILLION:
INSURERS ORDERED TO PAY IN PARTIAL SETTLEMENT OF OIL-SPILL SUIT

By Daily News staff and wire services

02/22/96 Anchorage Daily News EXXON'S CLAIMS REJECTED:
JUDGE LETS VERDICT STAND IN SPILL CASE

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

03/17/96 Anchorage Daily News SPILLIONAIRES:
A $5 BILLION EXXON PAYDAY COULD MAKE RICH ALASKANS AS COMMON AS MOOSE

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

03/17/96 Anchorage Daily News SPILLIONAIRES:
CLAIM CATEGORIES


03/17/96 Anchorage Daily News SPILLIONAIRES:
PAYOUT COMES AT HIGH PRICE

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

05/18/96 Anchorage Daily News SOME FEAR BILL WILL GUT SPILL VERDICT:
STATE'S TOP LAWYER SAYS TORT REFORM PUTS $5 BILLION EXXON AWARD AT RISK

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

06/11/96 Anchorage Daily News EXXON WINS INSURANCE CASE:
COMPANY DUE $250 MILLION FOR SPILL CLEANUP EXPENSES

By MIKE DRAGO, The Associated Press

06/13/96 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE THWARTS EXXON:
OIL GIANT'S MANEUVER SOUGHT PART OF AWARD

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News Reporter

08/08/96 Anchorage Daily News EXXON MUST ANTE UP:
$6.5 BILLION BOND COVERS DAMAGES DURING APPEAL

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

09/19/96 Anchorage Daily News EXXON ORDERED TO OBTAIN $5 BILLION LETTER OF CREDIT:
By ALLEN BAKER, The Associated Press

09/25/96 Anchorage Daily News SPILL CASE MOVES ON TO APPEALS:
EXXON JUDGMENT FILED TWO YEARS AFTER VERDICT

By ALLEN BAKER, The Associated Press

11/01/96 Anchorage Daily News EXXON, LLOYD'S SETTLE:
INSURERS TO PAY $480 MILLION

By TERRI LANGFORD, The Associated Press

03/19/97 Anchorage Daily News LAWYERS PLAN EXXON AWARD SPLIT:
By JIM CLARKE, The Associated Press

06/20/97 Anchorage Daily News EXXON APPEALS VERDICT:
COMPANY REPEATS ITS SPILL ARGUMENT

By JIM CLARKE, The Associated Press

10/14/97 Anchorage Daily News GUARD TAINTED OIL SPILL TRIAL, EXXON CLAIMS:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

01/27/98 Anchorage Daily News JUDGE DEMANDS EVIDENCE OF OIL-SPILL JURY-TAMPERING:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

08/01/98 Anchorage Daily News EXXON VERDICT STANDS:
JURY TAMPERING CLAIM REJECTED

By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

08/04/98 Anchorage Daily News AS APPEALS DRAG, EXXON BANKS THE INTEREST:
By NATALIE PHILLIPS, Daily News reporter

   
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