We have represented the State of New Hampshire since 2003 in MTBE groundwater pollution litigation against numerous national oil companies, including ExxonMobil, Irving Oil, Shell Oil Co., Amerada Hess Corp., and others. New Hampshire has experienced widespread contamination of its water supplies with Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ("MTBE"). We have obtained over $130 million in pre-trial settlements and a jury verdict of $236 million against ExxonMobil in 2013.
Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co., 131 S. Ct. 2527 (2011) We filed the first tort case against greenhouse gas polluters in 2004 in collaboration with the attorneys general of California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, and the City of New York.
Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil Corp., No. cv-08-1138 (N. D. Cal.) We filed this case on behalf of an Inupiat Eskimo tribe against major oil and electric power corporations and the nation's largest coal company. The case sought monetary damages so that the village could be relocated.
Green Mtn. Chrysler Plymouth Dodge Jeep v. Crombie, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67617 (D. Vt. 2007), appeals withdrawn, Nos. 07-4360-CV, 07-4342-CV (2d Cir.); Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. v. Witherspoon, No. CV-F-04-6663 (E.D. Cal.) These cases derive their nickname from Fran Pavley, the California legislator who sponsored the law that was challenged by the automobile industry.
We represented Clean Power Now, a former citizens group that supported the project to build a wind park in Nantucket Sound.