STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Parties Involved in Benzene-Related Admissibility Dispute Agree to Dismiss Appeal

DETROIT –– The 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has dismissed a benzene-related appeal with prejudice, one day after the parties filed a stipulation indicating that they had agreed to dismiss the proceedings.

In a joint stipulation filed Jan. 12 in the 6th Circuit, plaintiff Judith A. Hendrian and defendant Safety-Kleen Systems Inc. stated that they agreed to dismiss the appeal currently on file with the court with prejudice.

The appeal concerned an order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, in which the court determined that the benzene claims should be dismissed in light ...

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