In recent years, oil companies have agreed to pay nearly half a billion dollars to cities with water tainted by the gasoline additive MTBE. For that, the firms can blame Victor Sher, who helped pioneer the idea of going after the companies for groundwater contamination, and who is now co-counsel in several of the biggest MTBE suits nationwide. He relishes the chance to practice a high-stakes brand of environmental law and insists the best part of fat settlements is their impact on manufacturers.
Opening the Tap on Massive MTBE Settlements
January 28, 2005