Exxon Can't Escape $105M Verdict In MTBE Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp.'s request for a new trial in a bellwether case brought by New York as part of a multidistrict litigation over groundwater pollution from the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, leaving intact a jury's $105 million judgment.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied Exxon's post-trial bid for judgment as a matter of law or a new trial, rejecting a host of arguments the oil giant put forward....
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