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.



Issue #16, June 2006

Miss. Couple Names Experts But Objects to Filing Mandate

Mississippi benzene plaintiffs have complied with an order requiring them to name potential expert witnesses, but

New Del. Complaint Says Benzene Exposure Occurred at Chemical Plant

A Maryland resident is the latest to file a benzene action in Delaware, contending that his wife developed acute

Judge Overseeing Del. Benzene Litigation Sets Aggressive Trial Schedule

The judge overseeing Delaware's coordinated benzene docket has asked the parties involved in the litigation

Nearly 30 Benzene Defendants Dismissed from Miss. Action

The Mississippi Circuit Court for Washington County has entered an order dismissing nearly 30 benzene

Judge Throws Out $2 Million Non-Hodgkin's Verdict

A judge that oversaw a $2 million verdict in a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma case has granted a defense motion

Issue #15, May 2006

Research Watch - Litigation Watch: Benzene - May 2006

Hospital nursing workers are exposed to occupational chemical risks.

Mechanism Or Causation? The New Battle Over Benzene Metabolites

As part of the ongoing litigation battles between the plaintiffs' bar and the defense bar in cases involving benzene or products

<i>Amici</i> Brief Filed in Alabama Statute of Limitations Dispute

The Alabama Trial Lawyers Association has filed an amicus curiae brief in a dispute over the constitutionality of Alabama's

Court Rejects Federal Defense, Finds Adequacy of Warnings in Question

A federal court has rejected summary judgment motions by Shell Oil Co., in a benzene case, finding that there was a question

Mo. Judge Orders Mediation; 3 Trials Scheduled Before Fall of 2007

A Missouri judge overseeing more than 30 benzene cases has ordered the parties to mediate the claims

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