Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - MTBE MDL Judge Precludes N.J. Department's Theory Of Liability Against Chevron

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - MTBE MDL Judge Precludes N.J. Department's Theory Of Liability Against Chevron

NEW YORK - The federal judge in New York overseeing litigation arising from contamination allegedly caused by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on Feb. 6 awarded summary judgment to Chevron U.S.A. (CUSA) after barring the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (NJDEP) theory of liability against the company (In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1358, Case No. 00-1898, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., et al., No. 08 Civ. 00312, S.D. N.Y.).

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