A Manhattan federal jury has found Exxon Mobil liable for contaminating New York City's groundwater with a gasoline additive and has awarded the city $105 million. An 11-week trial before Southern District of New York Judge Shira A. Scheindlin focused on six wells, and was part of a larger multidistrict litigation consisting of more than 200 suits concerning MTBE use. Chosen as a focus case, the city's suit was the first action in the multidistrict litigation to go to trial.
Jury Awards New York City $105 Million in Exxon Contamination Case
New York Law Journal
October 20, 2009