STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Parties in Puerto Rican Benzene Suit Reach Settlement Agreement

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico –– The remaining parties involved in a Puero Rican benzene exposure suit have reached a settlement agreement, according to a recent notice filed with the federal court.

In a Jan. 15 notice of confidential settlement filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the plaintiffs said that they and Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. have “agreed to put an end to plaintiffs’ claims against Safety-Kleen Systems Inc.”

The underlying claims involve allegations that Gerardo Campos was exposed to benzene while using Safety-Kleen parts washers for nearly 20 years while employed at Makita, National Rental ...

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