High Court Won't Hear Exxon's $105M MTBE Appeal

Law360, New York (April 21, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Exxon Mobil Corp.'s appeal of a $105 million jury verdict for polluting New York City's groundwater with the gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, leaving in place a Second Circuit decision upholding the verdict. 

The high court denied a certiorari petition by Exxon seeking to appeal the Second Circuit's January decision which upheld the penalty handed down in 2009 when a federal jury concluded that Exxon failed to warn people about the dangers of the chemical commonly known as MTBE. The oil giant had argued that its use of the chemical was in response...

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