7-Eleven, Calif. Agency Settle Enviro MDL For $1.7M

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT) -- Over Citgo Petroleum Corp.'s objections, a New York federal judge approved Friday a $1.7 million settlement between 7-Eleven Inc. and Orange County Water District in a multidistrict litigation over groundwater contamination from gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether.

Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York approved the settlement after finding both parties negotiated the deal in good faith.

Citgo, a defendant in the suit, objected to the settlement on Feb. 17, accusing its former parent 7-Eleven of leaving it...
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