Exxon Can't Dodge $105M MTBE Verdict At 2nd Circ.

Law360, Chicago (July 26, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit upheld a $105 million jury verdict Friday against Exxon Mobil Corp. in New York City's lawsuit alleging the company contaminated wells in Queens with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, saying the state law tort verdict was not preempted by the Clean Air Act.

In a 117-page opinion, the three-judge appeals panel affirmed the district court judgment that followed an 11-week bellwether trial and shot down Exxon's argument that the city's common law claims were preempted by the CAA because that federal statute...
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