Politics & Government

February 27, 2008 2:01 PM

Supreme Court hears arguments in Exxon Valdez suit

The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to Exxon Mobil Corp.'s efforts to reduce a $2.5 billion punitive-damages award for its role in one of the nation's most catastrophic oil spills. But the oil giant met with resistance when it came to overturning the award outright.

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