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 #10, December 2005

Safety Kleen Joins in Motion to Transfer; Plaintiffs File Opposition

Plaintiffs in a benzene action continue to oppose defense motions to transfer, claiming that not only does the federal court not have

Plaintiffs Appeal Summary Judgment Order to 8th Circuit

Benzene plaintiffs have filed a notice of appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, requesting that the court review a

Benzene Defendant Petitions High Court in Takings Clause Dispute

The City of San Antonio has filed a brief in support of its petition to the state's highest court, arguing that the plaintiffs do not cite

Defendants Resolve Claims with Plaintiffs; Settlements Total $1.1 Million

Defendants remaining in a benzene lawsuit that was scheduled to begin trial on Nov. 28 in the

Miss. Court Severs Claims, Grants Motion to Compel in Benzene Lawsuit

A Mississippi court has issued an order granting a defense motion for a protective order, ruling that

New Complaints Emerge in Wake of $13.3 Million Benzene Verdict

Two new benzene complaints have been filed by residents of the same Missouri community as another benzene plaintiff who was recently awarded

Benzene Trial Pushed Back to Jan. 12; Motion to Compel Still Pending

A benzene trial set to begin last month was continued to Jan. 12, sources told HarrisMartin

Benzene Plaintiffs Claim They are Subject to an Increased Risk of AML

In a recently filed benzene lawsuit, plaintiffs assert that exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons have led to the development of

Plaintiffs Receive $632,500 in Settlements; Trial to Proceed

All but two defendants have settled a benzene lawsuit asserted by a former automotive mechanic and his wife, who will receive nearly $650,000 from

Issue #9, November 2005

Abstracts from the Literature - Benzene November 2005

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