STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Illinois Federal Court Allows Parties in Benzene Contamination Suit to Extend Settlement Execution Deadline
January 25, 2017
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. –– Parties remaining in a benzene contamination suit that reached a settlement agreement nearly one year ago have agreed to an extension of the settlement execution date, anticipating that they will finalize the documents by March 20, 2017.
In a Jan. 24 minute entry, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois noted that the parties advised the court during a Jan. 24 telephonic status conference that the finalization of the documents within the next 60 days.
Another status conference call was scheduled for Feb. 27.
The parties reached the settlement agreement last March, ...