Baker Botts Picks Up Two Cos. In MTBE MDL

Law360, New York (May 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two defendants have substituted Baker Botts LLP for Howrey LLP in a multidistrict litigation that claims a slew of oil companies allowed a gasoline additive to leak into groundwater used by 153 public water providers in 17 states.

Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted the bid for withdrawal on Tuesday.

A group of four Hess defendants – Hess Corp., Amerada Hess Corp., Hess Energy Inc., Hess Virgin Islands Corp. – as well as Hovensa LLC...
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