Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Citing 'Incomplete Record,' Judge Denies $23.25 Million MTBE Settlement

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - Citing 'Incomplete Record,' Judge Denies $23.25 Million MTBE Settlement

NEW YORK - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on June 11 denied a motion by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for approval of a $23.25 million settlement with Citgo Petroleum Corp. in litigation concerning the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) on grounds she could not tell if it was "fair and reasonable" (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation, No. 00-1898, MDL 1358, New Jersey Dep't of Envtl. Prot. v. Atlantic Richfield Co., 08 Civ. 0312 S.D. N.Y.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 80361).

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