NEW YORK - The federal judge in New York overseeing the methyl tertriary butyl ether (MTBE) products liability multidistrict litigation on Aug. 1 awarded summary judgment to the defendants on claims for negligence, trespass, products liability and nuisance brought by the City of Merced Redevelopment Agency (RDA), after finding that its claims were barred by California's three-year statute of limitations (In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1358, Case No. 00-1898; City of Merced Redevelopment Agency, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. 08 Civ. 06306, S.D. N.Y.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 109019).