Total, Trammo Dodge Puerto Rico's MTBE Case

Law360, Chicago (July 17, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Total SA, Total Outre-Mer SA, Peerless Oil and Chemicals Inc. and Trammo Petroleum Inc. from Puerto Rico's suit alleging their use of methyl tertiary butyl ether has or could contaminate groundwater, saying there was no jurisdiction for some claims and that others were time-barred.

U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted the companies' motions to be dismissed from the case, which is part of a long-running, consolidated multidistrict litigation over the alleged contamination, actual or threatened, of groundwater...
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Case Title

In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ("MTBE") Products Liability Litigation


Case Number

1:00-cv-01898

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Prop. Damage Prod. Liability

Judge

Vernon S. Broderick

Date Filed

March 10, 2000


Case Title

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico v. Shell Oil Co.


Case Number

1:07-cv-10470

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Personal Inj. Prod. Liability

Judge

Vernon S. Broderick

Date Filed

November 20, 2007

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