Total, Trammo Dodge Puerto Rico's MTBE Case

Law360, Chicago (July 17, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Total SA, Total Outre-Mer SA, Peerless Oil and Chemicals Inc. and Trammo Petroleum Inc. from Puerto Rico's suit alleging their use of methyl tertiary butyl ether has or could contaminate groundwater, saying there was no jurisdiction for some claims and that others were time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted the companies' motions to be dismissed from the case, which is part of a long-running, consolidated multidistrict litigation over the alleged contamination, actual or threatened, of groundwater...
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