STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Butter Flavorings Lawsuit Back in South Carolina, Where Illinois Court Says Venue is Proper

FLORENCE, S.C. –– A butter flavorings personal injury lawsuit is back in South Carolina after an Illinois federal court determined that the former state was the most appropriate venue to oversee the claims.

On Dec. 6, the Northern District of Illinois granted Kerry Inc.’s motion to dismiss the complaint for lack of proper venue. In that order, the Illinois federal court noted that the plaintiff had been given the opportunity to response to the motion by Nov. 20 and failed to do so.

“Accordingly,” the Illinois court wrote, “[The plaintiff] has forfeited any argument she might have presented in opposition ...

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