STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Scheduling Order Entered in Plumber's Benzene Lawsuit
April 21, 2005
PHILADELPHIA -- A federal court judge overseeing a plumber's benzene exposure lawsuit has entered a scheduling order aimed at trying the claims early next year. Akins, et al. v. Radiator Specialty, et al., No. 05-1624 (E.D. Pa.).
The April 13 scheduling order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania stipulates that any amendments or joinder of additional defendants to the complaint should be made within 14 days of the scheduling order.
According to a recent scheduling order, all discovery is to be completed by Aug. 3; expert depositions by Sept. 28; summary judgment motions by ...