Exxon, Shell Beat Fresno's Claims In MTBE Pollution MDL

Law360, New York (March 6, 2014, 2:24 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Wednesday put an end to claims by Fresno, Calif., that Exxon Mobil Corp., Shell Oil Co. and other gasoline suppliers endangered its water supply with methyl tertiary-butyl ether contamination, finding no basis for permitting the city to reassert pleadings that were rejected last year.

U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin extended a September order tossing claims related to seven gas station sites that the suppliers allegedly tainted with MTBE through leaky underground storage tanks to the five remaining sites in the...
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