Oil Cos. Denied Summary Judgment In MTBE Case

Law360, New York (May 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation alleging oil companies allowed chemical contamination of groundwater has denied a motion for summary judgment filed by two companies in a case brought by Suffolk County, N.Y.

Judge Shira Sheindlin of the Southern District of New York denied nearly all the motions filed by Exxon Mobil Corp. and Lyondell Chemical Co. seeking judgment in their favor. The move clears the way for the county to plead its case.

“At this stage, plaintiffs must present evidence that would allow a reasonable...
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