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In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Prods. Liab. Litig.

ELR Citation: ELR 20239
Nos. No. 00 MDL 1898, (S.D.N.Y., 10/19/2009) Punitive damages denied

A district court held that evidence of an oil company's conduct presented at a trial concerning methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) groundwater contamination in New York is insufficient as a matter of law to establish the degree of maliciousness, recklessness, or wanton conduct to support an award of punitive damages....

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