STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Benzene Defendants Oppose Plaintiffs’ Second Motion to Remand, Say Efforts Are ‘Disguised Attempt’ for Reconsideration of Prior Order

PHILADELPHIA –– Benzene defendants Sunoco Inc. and CRC Industries Inc. have opposed a motion to remand, saying the plaintiffs’ second attempt to have the case proceed in state court should be rejected since the court has already weighed in on the matter.

In a May 3 opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the defendants argued that the motion to remand “is a disguised attempt to request this Court to reconsider its … order denying the first motion to remand.”

The plaintiffs contended in their complaint that Rudolph Johnson’s work as a mechanic ...

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