STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Benzene Defendant Files Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, Says It Didn’t Acquire the Liabilities of Predecessor

PITTSBURGH –– A defendant named in an aromatic hydrocarbon exposure suit has filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings, saying that it is not responsible for the products at issue in the case as a result of an asset purchase agreement.

In a Jan. 17 brief filed in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County, defendant Burnishine Graphic Products specifically said that when it purchased the assets of Wieman Products, LLC, it did not “assume the liabilities for products manufactured or sole by Weiman prior to the 2009 Agreement.”

Evelyn J. Hamilton asserted the claims on ...

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