STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

Plumber's Benzene Lawsuit Transferred to Another Federal Court

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has transferred a lawsuit across the state, ruling that the decedent lived, worked and purchased the benzene-containing products in that section of the state. Akins, et al. v. Radiator Specialty, et al., No. 05-0451 (E.D. Pa.).

The Nov. 3 order effectively transferred the file to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Plaintiff Linda Akins claims that her husband, Dale, died of acute myelogenous leukemia, which he developed as a result of exposure to the benzene-containing product Liquid Wrench. Dale Akins was a self-employed plumber, ...

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