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Judge: BP, Shell Defendants Not Included In Order Sending MTBE Case To California

(August 27, 2015, 2:41 PM EDT) -- NEW YORK — The federal judge in New York presiding over the methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) products litigation on Aug. 26 denied a motion filed by the Orange County Water District (OCWD) that sought to include two companies in the remand order sending the case to California federal court (In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether Products Liability Litigation, No. 00-1898, MDL 1358, Orange County Water District v. Unocal Corporation, No. 04-4968, S.D. N.Y.).

(Opinion available. Document #15-150901-005Z.)


In 1999, the Orange County district attorney...
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