NYC Urges High Court To Snuff Exxon's $105M MTBE Appeal

Law360, New York (March 20, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT) -- New York City asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to preserve a $105 million jury verdict against Exxon Mobil Corp. for polluting groundwater with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, arguing that the company mishandled the chemical and must pay the price.

The Second Circuit upheld the penalty in July, and the city says Exxon has given the justices no good reason to review the case further. The oil giant wasn't required to choose MTBE as an oxygenate under federal pollution laws and knew of...
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