ExxonMobil MTBE Gas Leak Suit To Go On

Law360, New York (September 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has kept alive a case against ExxonMobil Corp. over contamination from an underground storage tank at a gas station in Smithtown, N.Y., but has tossed several claims in the suit.

In a summary judgment ruling issued Tuesday, Judge Joanna Seybert of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied the oil giant's bid to toss the suit but granted a number of requests that pared down the claims.

The suit centers on ExxonMobil's liability for methyl tertiary-butyl ether that...
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