STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Parties in South Carolina Benzene Case Ordered to Mediation

CHARLESTON, S.C. –– Parties in a benzene case that was originally filed in Pennsylvania but re-filed in South Carolina after defendants successfully challenged the claims on forum grounds have been ordered to conduct mediation before June 14, according to a recent order.

In the April 11 order, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina ordered that the attorneys primarily responsible for handling the trial, as well as parties and/or insurer representatives with full settlement authority are ordered to be present in person at the mediation.

The plaintiffs asserted the claims on behalf of Walter C. Deaton, contending ...

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