NYC, Exxon Face Off In Crucial Phase Of MTBE Trial

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. is a miserly polluter, and the city of New York is out for an unjustified payday, jurors heard in the opening arguments of the third phase of the Queens groundwater contamination trial, which will decide the oil giant's liability for what could be $250 million in damages.

Fresh off a city win in phase two of the trial, lawyers from both sides of the trial over pollution from gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether squared off in a courtroom in the U.S. District Court...
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