STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Plaintiffs, Safety-Kleen Reach Settlement Agreement in North Carolina Benzene Case

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– Plaintiffs with benzene personal injury claims pending in North Carolina have reached a settlement agreement with the lone remaining defendant in the action, Safety-Kleen Systems Inc., according to recent court documents.

In a Jan. 8 notice filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, the parties indicated that they had reached a settlement of this action “contingent upon mutually agreeable release language.”

In an order issued Jan. 23, U.S. Magistrate Judge David C. Keesler allowed the parties until Feb. 20 to file a stipulation of dismissal.

According to the recently filed ...

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