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
August 25, 2016
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 ...