Saturday, September 22, 2007

Briefing Continuing on Valdez Cert Petition

MarketWatch has details, including an interesting intersection of respondeat superior with punitive damages law:

In the court documents, Exxon Mobil argued the case hinges partly on whether punitive damages should be imposed under maritime law against a ship owner for the conduct of a ship's master at sea...even when the conduct was contrary to policies established and enforced by the owner.

--BC

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2007/09/briefing-contin.html

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