2nd Circuit Affirms $104M MTBE Contamination Verdict Against Exxon

2nd Circuit Affirms $104M MTBE Contamination Verdict Against Exxon

NEW YORK - The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 26 affirmed a $104.6 million methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) contamination verdict for New York City against Exxon Mobil Corp., finding in part that the state tort verdict is not preempted by the Clean Air Act (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether $(MTBE$) Products Liability Litigation, Nos. 10-4135 and 10-4329, 2nd Cir.).

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