Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
HarrisMartin's Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation Report will track recent developments in litigation stemming from exposure to benzene, as well as a number of other emerging areas of toxic tort litigation, such as talc, silica, pesticides and other chemical exposures.
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Issue #16, June 2006
A Federal Court has remanded a benzene action, stressing that federal preemption is ''nothing more than a defense to a state law claim,'' and does not
A Mississippi Circuit Court has dismissed three benzene actions without prejudice, finding that the complaints did not
Plaintiffs in a California benzene case have filed several<i> in limine</i> motions, contesting the relevancy
Mississippi benzene plaintiffs have complied with an order requiring them to name potential expert witnesses, but
A Maryland resident is the latest to file a benzene action in Delaware, contending that his wife developed acute
The judge overseeing Delaware's coordinated benzene docket has asked the parties involved in the litigation
The Mississippi Circuit Court for Washington County has entered an order dismissing nearly 30 benzene
A judge that oversaw a $2 million verdict in a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma case has granted a defense motion
Issue #15, May 2006
Hospital nursing workers are exposed to occupational chemical risks.
As part of the ongoing litigation battles between the plaintiffs' bar and the defense bar in cases involving benzene or products