STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Exxon, Chalmette Refining File Appellate Brief in Benzene Appeal, Say Experts Failed to Quantify Dosage of Chemical Exposure
June 28, 2016
NEW ORLEANS –– Defendants involved in the appeal of an order dismissing a benzene case involving the spontaneous abortion and delivery of a stillborn child have filed their appellate brief backing the District Court’s dismissal order, opining that the plaintiff’s experts have failed to isolate specific chemicals at issue in quantifiable levels.
In their June 14 brief filed with 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, defendants ExxonMobil Corp. and Chalmette Refining LLC maintained that the District Court was correct in its assessment that the plaintiff had failed to present admissible general causation testimony since the proffered experts treated the organic ...