STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
C-8 MDL Court Refuses to Wait for 6th Circuit to Weigh in on Appeal of $1.6 Million Verdict; Won’t Stay Next Bellwether Trials
April 8, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The federal court overseeing the national coordinated docket for C-8 exposure personal injury claims has denied a defense motion to stay proceedings in the next three bellwether trials, saying that the more than 3,5000 plaintiffs have waited 15 years to have their claims heard and that it is not abnormal for an MDL Court to proceed with bellwether trials while an appellate court considers issues raised in the first bellwether trial.
In a March 22 motion, DuPont had asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio stay proceedings in the three bellwether cases pending ...
Motion to Stay