Water District Can't Remand MTBE Case: 2nd Circ.

Law360, New York (October 1, 2009, 7:30 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has shot down an attempt by California's Orange County Water District to remove its case alleging oil companies contaminated groundwater through their mishandling of a gasoline additive from multidistrict litigation in federal court, rejecting arguments that a May 2007 appellate decision required a remand or that the district court should abstain because it lacked “core” bankruptcy jurisdiction.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday denied the water district’s petition for a writ of mandamus challenging the U.S. District...
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