July 17, 2008

Exxon Valdez Interest Issue Should Be Resolved by July 28

The Anchorage Daily News reports, in a story entitled "Resolution of Exxon interest issue may be soon," that the Supreme Court typically issues its final judgment 32 days after issuance of the opinion. In this case, the 32nd day falls on July 28. Thus, the court is likely to either clarify the interest issue by July 28, or issue a final judgment without addressing the interest issue. Both sides have argued that they should win if the final judgment is silent on the question of interest.