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ExxonMobil Found Liable in New York MTBE Case

10:22 AM MDT | October 19, 2009 | Kara Sissell

A federal jury in Manhattan has ruled that ExxonMobil is liable for contaminating the New York City drinking water wells with fuel additive methyl tert-butyl ether, awarding the city $105 million. The city had sought about $250 million in compensatory damages. Judge Shira Scheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled last week that the city could not seek punitive damages, saying New York City’s attorneys failed to meet the relevant legal requirements for asking the jury to award punitive damages. The ExxonMobil ruling is...

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