Exxon Mass Environmental Tort
Stoll Berne attorney Robert Stoll (Retired) represented Alaskan fishing interests, municipal governments, and landowners along Prince William Sound who suffered damages in the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. A jury awarded plaintiffs $287 million in compensatory damages and $5 billion in punitive damages. At the time, the jury’s award was the largest of its kind in history. Stoll also served as trial counsel for the plaintiffs in a parallel state-court action, and provided trial and appellate representation in the Alaska state and federal courts. Stoll served on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee, allowing the firm to assume a leadership role in the litigation matter.