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In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

A district court denied oil and gas companies' motions to dismiss claims that their use and handling of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) has contaminated, or threatens to contaminate, groundwater in Puerto Rico. The companies argued...

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...

Esso Standard Oil Co. v. Rodriguez-Perez

The court affirms the dismissal of individuals' state-law counterclaims against a gasoline company that was suing them under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation...

Montijo-Reyes v. United States

The court affirms the grant of summary judgment in favor of the United States in property owners' Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) action for damages to their homes in Puerto Rico resulting from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (the...

United States v. Comunidades Unidas Contra la Contaminacion

The court affirms the entry of a consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) that addressed PREPA's violation of several federal environmental statutes at...