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Emerson Poynter LLP Announces Investigation of ExxonMobil's Mayflower, Arkansas, Pegasus Pipeline Oil Spill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emerson Poynter LLP announced today that it has initiated an investigation into the ExxonMobil Pegasus Pipeline Oil Spill in Mayflower, Arkansas. In continuing its investigation and in preparation for possible litigation the firm has hired a renowned real estate expert to establish loss of real estate market values in the Mayflower area. Tom Ferstl is the owner of Affiliated Appraisers in Little Rock, which was established more than 45 years ago and is one of the oldest real estate appraisal firms in Arkansas. He has signed on to help Emerson Poynter LLP and its clients damaged by the oil spill.

While many of Mayflower's residents are being placed in area hotels by ExxonMobil, and have had some of their short-term needs addressed, the long-term problems associated with this devastating oil spill remain a big concern. For example, on April 2, 2013, a private meeting was held between Mayflower, Arkansas residents and ExxonMobil. Some residents asked if ExxonMobil would purchase their homes due to the damages they sustained, or whether it would address the diminution of their homes' values due to the spill. But those questions went unanswered.

If you have information that you would like to share with us, or if you've suffered from the effects of the ExxonMobil oil spill please contact us.

Emerson Poynter LLP has a national and international class-action legal practice with offices in Little Rock, Arkansas and Houston, Texas. Emerson Poynter handles complex commercial, environmental and consumer protection litigation throughout the United States. It has substantial experience in litigating large complex class-action cases and serves in a leadership position in numerous cases.

CONTACT: John G. Emerson, Esq. Scott E. Poynter, Esq. Emerson Poynter LLP 500 President Clinton Ave, Suite 305 Little Rock, AR 72201 Tel: 501.907.2555 Fax: 501.907.2556 Tel toll free: 800.663.9817 www.emersonpoynter.comSource:Emerson Poynter LLP