Mayflower Oil Spill: Class Action Dismissed; Individual Cases to Continue

Federal Court Ruling Has No Impact on Claims of Johnson & Vines Clients, Others

The Arkansas Democrat reports that a federal judge in Arkansas has dismissed a class action lawsuit filed in the wake of the March 2013 Mayflower Oil Spill. The decision, handed by U.S. District Judge Brian Miller in a 22-page order, holds that the claims of members of the class should be dismissed. The order also reverses the judge’s previous decision to certify the class and allow it to proceed with its claims against Exxon Mobile, the owner of the ruptured Pegasus Pipeline.

Mayflower Oil Spill attorneys note that Judge Miller’s order has no direct impact on the individual claims of those affected by the Mayflower Oil Spill, including those represented Johnson & Vines, the Hare Wynn Law Firm, and others. As previously reported, 18 of these individual claims, which were filed in state court and are pending in the Faulkner County Circuit Court, have been scheduled for trial beginning in October 2015.

Additionally, lawsuits filed against Exxon Mobile by both the United States and the state of Arkansas remained pending as of March 18, 2015.

If you have been affected by the Mayflower Oil Spill and would like more information on your legal options, contact Johnson & Vines today for more information. Fill out an online form, call us at 501-777-7777, or send an email to [email protected] to speak with Mayflower Oil Spill attorney who can assist you with your case.