STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Benzene Defendants File Supplemental Motion Opposing Motion to Remand
July 14, 2017
PHILADELPHIA –– Defendants involved in a Pennsylvania benzene case have filed a supplemental memorandum of law in opposition to the plaintiffs’ second motion to remand, maintaining the court “undeniably” has subject matter jurisdiction over the claims.
In a June 30 brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, defendants CRC Industries and Sunoco further argued that 30 days had passed since the case was removed, making the plaintiffs’ motion untimely.
The plaintiffs contended in their complaint that Rudolph Johnson’s work as a mechanic and seaman on several U.S. navigation vessels required him to repair engines, ...