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MTBE Contaminated Property Owners Reach Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

MTBE contaminated property owners represented by Dallas area lawyer Ted B. Lyon reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the Explorer Pipeline Company.

(PRWEB) August 4, 2005 -- East Texas property owners represented by Dallas area attorney Ted B. Lyon have reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the Explorer Pipeline Company over contamination resulting from a March 9, 2000 pipeline rupture and release of more than 1.5 million gallons of the controversial gasoline additive MTBE and gasoline into East Caddo Creek, a tributary of Lake Tawakoni. The incident was the largest release of MTBE and gasoline in U.S. history. In 2003, the property owners settled their product liability claims related to MTBE against Valero, Phillips and Equilon.

Lyon also represented the City of Dallas against Explorer and settled that case in 2004 for a total settlement of 9.6 million dollars after taking the case to trial in Dallas, Texas.

About Ted Lyon & Associates, P.C.:

Over his 30 year career as a trial attorney, Ted Lyon has handled many cases involving environmental contamination on behalf of water providers and individuals. Contaminates of concern include MTBE, TCE, PCE, PBDE, Benzene, Lead, perchlorate and other chemicals that threaten the health and property of individuals and water providers.

In addition, Lyon has achieved verdicts and settlements in excess of $400,000,000. Lyon twice achieved the largest verdict in the nation for the loss of a child, including the landmark $296 million verdict in the Smalley v. Koch Industries case that earned national recognition and was noted in the National Law Journal and the National Law Review as the fifth largest verdict nationwide and the largest single wrongful death verdict, in actual damages, in United States history.

Lyon also served 15 years in the Texas legislature and was honored on multiple occasions for his legislative achievements. Lyon currently serves as the President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and is actively litigating cases across the United States.

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