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 #14, April 2006
A federal court has remanded a benzene action, opining that while causes of action for defective labeling may be preempted by the
The representatives of the estate of a deceased tire worker filed a lawsuit in an Alabama state court on Feb. 16, claiming that the decedent's
A Texas couple have filed a lawsuit in which they claim that their son died more than 10 years after he was exposed to toxic chemicals
The judge overseeing the Delaware coordinated benzene docket has granted motions to dismiss several of the complaints on grounds
Issue #13, March 2006
The authors of the study set out to determine the differences in antioxidants level
Although Alabama ranks 23rd in population among U.S. states, it ranks 4th in the nation for the production of toxic wastes and 13th for total
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan to cut benzene in gasoline by 36 percent, starting in 2011.
The Alabama Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments addressing the constitutionality of the state's two-year statute of limitations
A benzene defendant has filed a demurrer in a leukemia wrongful death action, claiming that the plaintiffs have failed
A federal court has denied plaintiff motion to remand based on a stipulation entered into by the parties that precludes the plaintiffs