Judge: Most Of Rhode Island’s MTBE Claims Against Oil Companies Sufficiently Pleaded

(December 13, 2018, 1:24 PM EST) -- PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A federal judge in Rhode Island on Dec. 11 partially granted and partially denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the state of Rhode Island against oil and chemical companies it contends are liable for groundwater contamination from methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), ruling that the state had plausibly pleaded the majority of its claims (State of Rhode Island v. Atlantic Richfield Co., No. 17-204, D. R.I., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 208452)....

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