Appeals Court Reverses $5 Mill Oil Spill Award Against Unocal

     VENTURA, Calif. (CN) – A California appeals court reversed a $5 million punitive damage award against Unocal for an oil spill caused by a leak in one of its pipelines in San Luis Obispo. The court said the jury was “effectively invited to punish Unocal … for conduct that had nothing to do with that which harmed the plaintiffs in this case.”

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