STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Benzene Defendant Opposes Motion for Summary Judgment on Issue of General Causation
December 17, 2015
DAVENPORT, Iowa –– A defendant in a benzene case has opposed the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on the issue of general causation, saying that the motion “provides a superficial view of the factual and legal standards for establishing general causation in a toxic tort case.”
In a Dec. 8 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, defendant Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. maintained that granting the motion would do “little” to save time and resources in the matter and would, ultimately, be prejudicial to the defendants.
Plaintiff Cheri Dahlin originally filed suit in Iowa state ...