Getty Settles MTBE Claims In 27 Lawsuits

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 4:29 PM EDT) -- Getty Properties Corp. has signed a confidential agreement to end 27 lawsuits stemming from the contamination of water supplies with gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, the latest settlement in a sprawling multidistrict litigation over the issue.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the cases Wednesday.

An attorney for the plaintiffs, which are mostly towns and water districts, declined to disclose the terms of the settlement. A lawyer for Getty was unavailable for comment.

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