STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Illinois Federal Court Releases Scheduling Order in Benzene Case Filed by Piano Refurbisher

CHICAGO –– The Illinois federal court overseeing a benzene action have released an order outlining deadlines for the case, asking the parties to respond to written discovery requests by Dec. 22.

In the Nov. 21 docket entry, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois also asked the parties to complete treating physician depositions by June 1, 2018, with expert reports due by Aug. 2, 2018.

All discovery should be completed by Aug. 31, 2018, the court said.

Plaintiffs Joseph and Carole Kupiszewski asserted the claims on Sept. 5, contending that the defendant’s benzene-containing products caused Joseph ...

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