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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

Court Remands Claims, Rejects Conflict, Complete Preemption Arguments

A federal court has remanded a benzene action, opining that while causes of action for defective labeling may be preempted by the


Complaint: 30-Year Employment at Tire Facility Exposed Plaintiff to Benzene

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


Texas Plaintiffs Claim Toxic Chemicals Caused Child's Leukemia

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


Several Benzene Lawsuits Dismissed, Plaintiffs Allowed 90 Days to Refile

The judge overseeing the Delaware coordinated benzene docket has granted motions to dismiss several of the complaints on grounds


Issue #13, March 2006

Abstracts From the Literature: Litigation Watch- Benzene- March 2006

The authors of the study set out to determine the differences in antioxidants level


Toxic Torts and Injustice In Alabama

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


EPA to Cut Back on Benzene in Gasoline

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a plan to cut benzene in gasoline by 36 percent, starting in 2011.


Ala. Supreme Court to Address Statute of Limitations Issue

The Alabama Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments addressing the constitutionality of the state's two-year statute of limitations


World Oil Files Demurrer, Claims Causal Connection Missing

A benzene defendant has filed a demurrer in a leukemia wrongful death action, claiming that the plaintiffs have failed


Plaintiffs Agree to Let Benzene Claims Remain in Federal Court

A federal court has denied plaintiff motion to remand based on a stipulation entered into by the parties that precludes the plaintiffs


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