Exxon Hit With $236M Verdict In MTBE Water Pollution Case

Law360, New York (April 9, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay New Hampshire $236 million to help clean up groundwater pollution linked to the controversial gasoline additive methyl tert-butyl ether, known as MTBE, after a state jury found the oil giant liable Tuesday morning at the conclusion of a three-month trial.

The jury concluded that Exxon failed to warn New Hampshire officials about the hazards of MTBE gasoline and rejected the company's arguments that the dangers of MTBE should have been obvious to the state and that Exxon adequately informed distributors about...
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