Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - MTBE MDL Judge Denies New Jersey Agency's Request To Approve $23M Settlement

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - MTBE MDL Judge Denies New Jersey Agency's Request To Approve $23M Settlement

NEW YORK - The federal judge in New York overseeing the multidistrict litigation for lawsuits stemming from alleged groundwater contamination caused by the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on June 11 denied a motion to approve a $23.25 million settlement between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Citgo Petroleum Corp., ruling that the agency acted arbitrarily when reaching its figure (In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether [MTBE] Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1358, Case No. 00-1898, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v. Atlantic Richfield Inc., No. 08 Civ. 312, S.D. N.Y.)

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