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Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)

State v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

The Supreme Court of New Hampshire upheld a $236 million jury award against an oil company for groundwater contamination. In 2003, New Hampshire sued several gasoline suppliers, refiners, and chemical manufacturers seeking damages for...

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court denied in part motions to dismiss as time barred Puerto Rico's lawsuit against various oil companies for methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) groundwater contamination. Under Puerto Rico law, once the defendant has...

Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

A district court dismissed Pennsylvania's public nuisance, trespass, and Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Law claims against various refiners, manufacturers, marketers, distributors, and suppliers of methyl...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court denied a motion to dismiss an oil company's lawsuit against a gas station operator and gasoline transporter in which it seeks contribution for groundwater contamination under the New Jersey Joint Tortfeasors...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court held that a natural resource damages (NRD) settlement agreement between New Jersey and an oil company for methyl tertiary butyl ether groundwater contamination bars the state from seeking product liability claims...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether

A district court dismissed as time-barred Puerto Rico's lawsuit against two gasoline suppliers for groundwater contamination. The commonwealth had sufficient knowledge of both the alleged injury and the identity of the alleged...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

The Second Circuit affirmed a lower court decision finding oil companies liable for contaminating New York City wells with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and awarding a $104.69 million judgment in favor of the city. A jury had found...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Ford

Maryland's highest court denied requests to reconsider two of its prior rulings in which it reversed a lower court's decision awarding residents punitive damages for emotional distress and medical monitoring. Below, the residents...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Albright

Maryland's highest court denied requests to reconsider two of its prior rulings in which it reversed a lower court's decision awarding residents punitive damages for emotional distress and medical monitoring. Below, the residents...