STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
5th Circuit to Hear Arguments Relating to Dismissal of Benzene Case in September
July 26, 2016
NEW ORLEANS –– The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled a benzene-related appeal for the week of September 26, according to a notice issued recently by the court.
The notice setting the case for oral argument was issued on July 18 by the appellate court.
The dispute involves a February order issued by the District Court, in which the court found that the plaintiff –– who alleged that benzene exposure caused her to deliver a stillborn child –– had failed to present valid general causation testimony and, therefore, would be unable to present specific causation testimony.