Judge Issues Final Judgment In MTBE Case, Says Claims Of Prejudice ‘Overblown’

(December 16, 2015, 1:38 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York on Dec. 1 issued a final judgment in the consolidated multidistrict litigation relating to groundwater contamination from methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) brought by a water agency in California and determined that claims of prejudice brought by the remaining defendants are “either nonexistent or overblown” (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.)....

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