OIL SPILL LAWSUIT TRIAL BEGINS
A trial that centered around an oil tanker spill in the waters off Massachusetts seven years ago is set to begin today. The suit, filed by homeowners in Mattapoisett, Mass., says that their property tumbled in value when 100,000 gallons of oil spilled from a torn hull into Buzzards Bay. The suit names Bouchard Co. as the defendant. Steve Urbon, Boston Herald.