STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Benzene Defendants File Reply Brief in Appeal of $1.76 Million Judgment, Say ‘Not Substantial Evidence’ to Support Verdict
February 27, 2017
ST. LOUIS –– Benzene defendants against whom a $1.76 million judgment was entered have filed their appellate brief, saying that crucial portions of the verdict form and instructions that led to inconsistent findings that the defendants were negligent.
In the Feb. 13 reply brief filed in the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Lyondell defendants said that much of the plaintiff’s evidence “cannot support the jury’s award because it does not even concern ‘conduct of the defendant arising from the claim’ –– failing to warn of the dangers of benzene exposure at the Clinton Plant –– as required by Iowa ...