Plaintiffs' Expert Can Tout MTBE's Dangers: Judge

Law360, New York (July 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Residents of a New York town who sued a group of oil companies as part of the multidistrict litigation over methyl tertiary-butyl ether will be allowed to put a doctor on the stand to testify that the gasoline additive is a probable human carcinogen, a federal judge has ruled.

Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York refused to exclude testimony from plaintiffs' expert Dr. Myron Mehlman that MTBE causes adducts to form on DNA. She found that the...
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