STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

C-8 MDL Court Refuses to Issue Lone Pine Order for Newly Filed Water Contamination Cases

COLUMBUS, Ohio –– The MDL Court overseeing the national coordinated multidistrict docket for C-8 water contamination personal injury claims has refused to adopt a Lone Pine order for those cases that have been filed since a global settlement agreement was reached, saying it had “no reason to believe that spurious or meritless cases are lurking in 33 newly-filed cases on the MDL docket.”

In the June 22 case management order, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio found “no need” to enter “the extraordinary Lone Pine order in an attempt to weed out frivolous or otherwise non-viable ...

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