Exxon Urges High Court To Toss $105M NYC Pollution Verdict

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 5:00 PM EST) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to nix a $105 million jury verdict for contaminating New York City's groundwater with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, claiming the chemical was the safest option available to comply with federal requirements.

The Second Circuit has upheld the nine-figure penalty handed down in 2009, when a federal jury concluded that Exxon failed to warn people about the dangers of the chemical commonly known as MTBE. Exxon argues that it shouldn't be penalized because the company...
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