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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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