STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Parties Exchange Briefing on Bifurcation of Next C-8 Exposure MDL Trial
May 18, 2016
CLEVELAND –– Plaintiffs whose C-8 personal injury claims are scheduled to be heard by a jury next have opposed DuPont’s motion to reconsider an earlier motion to bifurcate the MDL trials, saying that every argument in the motion has previously been considered, and rejected, by the court.
In the May 9 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the plaintiffs maintained that the MDL Court was correct when it first found, more than one year ago, that because there were overlapping issues of notice and foreseeability, witnesses would have to testify twice, which ...