Cleaning up: the story behind the biggest legal bonanza of our time

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Free Press, 1997 - History - 321 pages
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An account of the court action against the Exxon corporation for their huge oil spill off southern Alaska in a boating accident, includes the personal trials--job losses, marital breakups, and suicide contemplation--that took place during the legal trial. 20,000 first printing.

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Lebedoff, a Harvard-trained attorney and senior vice president of Voyageur Asset Management, offers an interesting narrative of one of America's most costly and complex civil trials. The case is based ... Read full review


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David Lebedoff is an attorney and writer in Minnesota. Lebedoff served as a board chair of the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, and has served on the boards of the Blake School, the Minneapolis Club, and the University of Minnesota Foundation. Lebedoff wrote Cleaning Up: The Story Behind the Biggest Legal Bonanza of Our Time, a book about the Valdez oil spill lawsuit against the Exxon Corporation. For his writing in Cleaning Up, Lebedoff received the 1998 Minnesota Book Award for Nonfiction and the American Bar Association 1998 Gavel Award Certificate of Merit. He also received the University of Minnesota's Outstanding Achievement Award in 1991.