STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Plaintiffs Alleging Exposure to Benzene in Jet Fuel May Amend Complaint, Wash. Judge Rules

TACOMA, Wash. –– A Washington judge has allowed the plaintiffs in a benzene jet fuel exposure case to file an amended complaint, in which they changed the identity of defendant Valero Energy Co. to Valero Marketing & Supply Co.

In an Aug. 27 order, Judge Richard J. Creatura of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington said the plaintiffs must file their amended pleading by Sept. 6.

Tennessee residents Michael and Agnes Marie Odom filed their original complaint on June 7, contending that Michael Odom’s service for nearly 10 years in the U.S. Armed Forces at ...

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