Montgomery, AL – A Montgomery judge has cut the record 11-point-9 (b) billion dollar verdict against Exxon Mobil to 3-point-6 billion dollars.
The state government won the verdict in a natural gas royalty dispute with the oil company. Circuit Judge Tracy McCooey says Exxon Mobil intentionally and deliberately committed fraud against the state, but the verdict must be cut to bring it in line with U-S Supreme Court guidelines.
Atkins has just published his fourth Nick Travers suspense/mystery novel. The heart of any such series is the sleuth, of course, and Nick, established in the first novel, Crossroad Blues, is quite a creation.
By Don Noble
Here's the first thing you need to know about Ace Atkins: Ace is his real name. It is on his birth certificate.