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General Interest — Quick TakesExxonMobil ordered to pay in MTBE caseA US District Court in Manhattan found ExxonMobil Corp. liable for contaminating New York City's ground water with methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and awarded the city $104.7 million in damages, New York City officials said.On Oct. 19, the New York City's Law Department said a jury awarded the compensatory damages after an 11-week trial in a product-liability case. The city sued ExxonMobil for the costs of removing MTBE from drinking water wells in southeast Queens.The case was tried before Judge Shira Scheindlin of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. The trial focused on six water wells....

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