2nd Circ. Won't Rethink Exxon's $105M Pollution Verdict

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Tuesday denied Exxon Mobil Corp.’s petition for a rehearing of a $105 million jury verdict the oil giant was ordered to pay four years ago for contaminating New York City’s groundwater.

Following an 11-week trial in October 2009, a jury in New York federal court found Exxon liable for failure to warn people about the dangerous nature of the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, an additive used to oxygenate gas in order to reduce air pollution, which seeped from its tanks into water wells in Jamaica, Queens.

After Exxon’s request for a new trial was rejected by...

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