STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Jury Finds for Exxon, Tilcon at Conclusion of Benzene Trial Involving Asphalt, Gasoline Products; Chevron’s Motion for Directed Verdict Granted

JERSEY CITY, N.J. –– A jury has reached a defense verdict in a benzene exposure case, rejecting the plaintiff’s contention that the decedent developed acute myelogenous leukemia as a result of using asphalt, gasoline and diesel fuel products he encountered during his employment with a local public works department.

The New Jersey Superior Court for Hudson County jury reached the verdict on Feb. 7, sources told HarrisMartin. Judge Joseph V. Isabella presided over the trial.

Sources told HarrisMartin that the court granted Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s motion for directed verdict at the close of all evidence, agreeing with the defendant that ...

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