A US court has reduced twice the sum which oil giant Exxon Mobil must pay
A US court has reduced twice the sum which oil giant Exxon Mobil must pay for a 1989 oil spill off Alaska.
The San Francisco Federal appeals court reducedm for the third time, the payment from $4.5bn to $2.5bn saying the previous decision had been excessive.
The case - started in 1994 by more than 32,000 fishermen, native Alaskans and property owners - is one of the longest non-criminal ones in US history.
In the original court ruling, Exxon was ordered to pay out $5bn.