STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Ala. Court Allows Benzene Plaintiffs to Amend Complaint in Wake of Jurisdictional Discovery Revelation of Affiliate Company

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –– An Alabama court has allowed plaintiffs asserting benzene claims to file a second amended complaint to substitute as a defendant an in-state company revealed during the course of jurisdictional discovery to be an affiliate of a prior defendant, according to a recent docket entry.

In a Jan. 16 motion filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, the plaintiffs asked the court for leave to file a second amended complaint, explaining that, during the course of the court-ordered jurisdictional discovery, Prisco Inc. informed the plaintiffs that “Georgia Graphics Inc. is the Prisco-affiliated entity ...

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