Texas Commission on Environmental Quality v. Exxon Mobil Corporation; ExxonMobil Oil Corporation; Pennzoil-Quaker State Company; and Shell Oil Company, (Tex. App.--Austin April 8, 2016, no pet.)

In a case of first impression, the firm won a major appellate ruling that protects companies’ rights to contest cleanup orders issued pursuant to the Texas “Superfund” law and requires the State to prove parties liable by a preponderance of the evidence.