Exxon Must Apportion Liability In MTBE Case: Judge

Law360, New York (July 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. will not be required to bear the full cost of potential liability in a case brought by New York City over the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, but the oil company will bear the burden of apportionment, a federal judge has ruled.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York denied the city's bid to make any liability against Exxon joint and several, but granted its request to require the company to determine its share...
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