Jury Begins Deliberating In Exxon MTBE Case

Law360, New York (August 24, 2009, 5:43 PM EDT) -- Jury deliberations are under way in phase two of the $250 million trial over New York City groundwater allegedly contaminated by Exxon Mobil Corp.

Exxon and the city of New York presented summations Monday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, closing phase two of what could be a five-phase trial over Exxon's responsibility for methyl tertiary butyl ether leaked from gas stations in Queens.

In early August, the city prevailed in phase one of the trial, which asked whether...
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