Jury In Exxon MTBE Case To Begin Deliberations

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 7:31 PM EDT) -- Facing what could amount to hundreds of millions in damages, Exxon Mobil Corp. has appealed to jurors to put aside the “popularity contest” and rule against the city of New York in phase three of the trial over Queens groundwater contaminated with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether.

Exxon's attorneys made their pleas to jurors in closing arguments Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, met by counterarguments from NYC lawyers who have already won jury verdicts in the first...
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