March 3, 2008

Hazelwood not high enough: Scalia

JUSTICE SCALIA: I assume the test is the person has to be high enough that it justifies holding the entire corporation. And I doubt whether a captain is -- is high enough.
I thought the Captain was shitfaced.

Dana Milbank reports on Exxon v. Baker. Nearly 20 years later, The fishing industry is still seeking about three weeks worth of Exxon profits in punitive damages following the 1989 Valdez oil spill.

More on Exxon v. Baker at the Legal Information Institute.

"I said rum on the rocks, not run on the rocks."


Emily said...

Granted, I'm no expert on maritime law, but this seems like it ought to be a no-brainer. These people lost their livelihoods because of the spill, and Exxon can't be bothered to pay them what amounts to three weeks of company income to make up for that? It's absolutely disgusting.

AutismNewsBeat said...

I said Tanqueray on the rocks, not tanker on the rocks!

Get the joke right, will ya. ;-)