Amy Wildermuth Quoted in Exxon v. Baker Article

Amy Wildermuth, an environmental law professor at the S.J.Quinney College of Law, was quoted in a February 27, 2008 article published by Portfolio Media regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of whether to limit punitive damages in light of the $2.5 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. for damages caused by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil tanker spill.

Wildermuth, who also wrote an amicus brief on behalf of the plaintiffs for commercial fishing groups, described the punitive damages ratio being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court as unprecedented and stated that the any ratio “would be an invention of the Supreme Court’s responsibility under common law.”

To read the article and view Wildermuth’s quotes, click here

To read Wildermuth’s response to the oral argument in Exxon, click below on the environmental law professor blog:

The SCOTUS blog also noted Wildermuth’s response to the Court’s “affinity for the trinity” in its blog roundup: ‘a0