STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Remaining Parties in Silica Exposure Suit Reach Settlement Agreement; Court Enters Dismissal Order

LAKE CHARLES, La. –– A Louisiana federal court has entered a judgment of dismissal in a silica exposure action in the wake of a settlement between the plaintiffs and the last remaining defendant.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued the 60-day judgment of dismissal on May 23, noting that the dismissal was without prejudice to the right to reopen the action “if settlement is not consummated.”

“If no motion is filed to reopen, the case is officially closed and the Clerk of Court shall be relieved from the responsibility of sending out further notice ...

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