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Nelson v. Exxon Mobil Corp., C059615

In plaintiff-trust's suit against defendant-Exxon claiming contamination of its water supply and other allegations, judgment of the trial court is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) trial court's order substituting Cook Endeavors for the Trust as plaintiff in this action is affirmed; and 2) peremptory writ of mandate is issued directing the superior court to vacate its order granting Exxon's motion for summary adjudication on plaintiff's punitive damages claim.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 11/20/2009
  • Published 11/20/2009

Judges

  • CANTIL-SAKAUYE, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Baron & Budd, Beverly Hills, Scott Summy, Celeste A. Evangelisti, John L. Yates, Encino, Carla M. Burke;  Stevens, O'Connell & Jacobs, Charles J. Stevens, David A. Cheit, Bradley A. Benbrook, Sacramento;  Sher & Leff, Victor M. Sher, San Francisco, Richard M. Franco, for Plaintiff and Appellant and for Petitioner.

  • For Appellees:
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, Jeffrey J. Parker, Whitney Jones Roy, Karin Dougan Vogel, San Diego;  Morgan Lewis & Brockius, David L. Schrader, Los Angeles, for Defendant and Respondent and for Real Party in Interest., No appearance for Respondent Superior Court of Sacramento County.