In Re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether ("MTBE") Products Liability Litigation

Filing 4471

SUGGESTION OF REMAND: The Court hereby finds that the consolidated pretrial proceedings have run their course with respect to the claims related to the Arco/BP and Shell focus plume sites. The Court therefore suggests that the Panel remand to the United States District Court for the Central District of California all remaining claims as to the Arco/BP and Shell focus plume sites for all further proceedings, including additional pretrial and trial proceedings. Attached as Exhibit 1 is the list of the remaining claims for relief and defendants at each Arco/BP and Shell focus plume site to be remanded for trial in this matter. All other claims for relief were either decided against the Plaintiff or stipulated as dismissed on the terms set forth in the applicable stipulations, subject to the right to appeal, so no other claims or defendants remain at these sites for purposes of trial after remand. As of this time this Court will retain jurisdiction over the remainder of the Action (i.e., the non-focus plume sites) in order to conduct coordinated and consolidated pretrial proceedings. SO ORDERED. (Signed by Judge Vernon S. Broderick on 11/13/2017) Filed In Associated Cases: 1:00-cv-01898-VSB, 1:04-cv-04968-VSB(rj)

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