STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Pa. Benzene Plaintiffs Move to Remand Case, Say Defendants Haven’t Established Actions Were Controlled by U.S. Government
November 29, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs with benzene claims pending in a Pennsylvania federal court have moved to remand, contending that the removing defendant’s removal was based on a vague assertion that the defendants were under the general control and direction of the United States.
In the Nov. 21 motion to remand filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the plaintiffs further said that the defendants have failed to submit evidence to show a “causal nexus between the plaintiffs’ claims and the conduct taken pursuant to direction from a federal officer.”
The complaint, originally filed in Pennsylvania ...
Motion to Remand