Tomorrow, June 25, Happens To Be An Exxon Valdez Anniversary, 6 Years Since The Supreme Court Vacated The $2.5 Billion Award.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.… .. ... .. .
Anura Guruge

The “Exxon Valdez” oil spill was the BIG news du jour at the time my eldest daughter ‘Danielle‘ was born on April 4, 1989.  So this year, as I did note at the time, was the 25th anniversary of that sad event. I also noted how I used to see the ex-Captain, Joseph Hazelwood, at the Meredith, N.H. library.

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Since doing that post I have learned a lot more about the Exxon Valdez — in particular about the lawsuit and how the Supreme Court found the damages granted by lower courts excessive. Our own David Souter issued the judgement. June 25th is the anniversary of that decision. I learned all of this from Alton-resident Paul Monzione, the Trial Lawyer, who has his main office in Wolfeboro, N.H. Paul was involved in claims for compensation for damages caused by spill. I find that amazing that we have a local lawyer who was involved with the Exxon Valdez case. But, then again, Paul in his storied career has been involved in cases against R.J. Reynolds, KAL 007, Pan Am Flight 103, MGM Grand Hotel fire etc. etc. I keep on urging him to write a book — and this is without mentioning that his clients have included Lana TurnerZsa Zsa GaborChuck Berry and Mohammed Ali. he now works out of Wolfeboro though many of his clients, from what I hear, are still on the West Coast.

So, I just wanted to make sure that I got this anniversary in the ‘books’. Thanks Paul.

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