Exxon Reaches Deal With Parents For MTBE Tests

Law360, New York (October 21, 2009, 3:53 PM EDT) -- The parents of 53 Wisconsin children have asked a federal court to approve a $131,431 settlement with Exxon Mobil Corp. in their lawsuit to cover medical monitoring costs from ingesting the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether.

In their petition to approve the agreement, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the plaintiffs said they thought the deal was fair and asked the court to approve it.

The agreement would represent a $2,479 payment to each of the children. Attorneys...
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