STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Ohio Appellate Court Upholds Dismissal of Silica Claims Asserted Against Employer

AKRON, Ohio –– An Ohio appellate court has overruled the appeal of a silica plaintiff, concluding that the claimant had failed to satisfy pleading requirements with his claim against his employer.

In the Aug. 14 opinion, the Ohio Court of Appeals for the 9th Judicial Circuit explained that while the plaintiff is appearing pro se, those litigants must be held to the same standards as those represented by counsel.

Jonathan Rachel filed the underlying complaint against Centimark Corp., contending that he had developed a significant problem with his lungs as a result of exposure to silica dust he encountered while ...

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