STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Appeal of Remand Order in PCBs Exposure Suit Docketed in 8th Circuit; Parties Look to Consolidate 2 Appeals

ST. LOUIS –– The 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is set to weigh in on a dispute involving jurisdiction in a PCBs exposure suit, docketing the case in the last few weeks.

The federal appellate court received the case on Aug. 3, but declined to issue a briefing schedule, noting that a motion to consolidate the appeal with a similar case is pending.

In their lawsuit, originally filed in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, plaintiffs Thomas Kelly and Michael Krzeszewski argued that they developed non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a result of exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that were ...

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