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MTBE contamination

State v. Atlantic Richfield Co.

ELR Case

The Vermont Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision dismissing as untimely the state's claims against a number of companies for generalized injury to state waters due to groundwater contamination from methyl tertiary butyl ether,...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

ELR Case

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...

State v. Exxon Mobil Corp.

ELR Case

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

ELR Case

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...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

ELR Case

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

ELR Case

A district court dismissed New Jersey's claims against an oil company for groundwater contamination stemming from the company's use and handling of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE). The state failed to allege that the company supplied...

In re Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation

ELR Case

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...