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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 #9, November 2005

Benzene Plaintiff Opposes Motion Seeking to Compel Discovery

A benzene plaintiff has opposed a defense motion to compel further discovery responses, arguing that the information the defendants seek is


Judge Denies Plaintiff Motion for Preferential Trial Setting

A California judge has denied plaintiff attempts to receive a preferential trial setting


Radiator Specialty Asserts FHSA in Removal of Arkansas Lawsuit

Radiator Specialty has removed a benzene lawsuit, asserting that the federal court has jurisdiction over the claims because they arise under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the Consumer Product Safety Commission


Benzene Plaintiff Settles Claims with Remaining Defendants

A benzene plaintiff has reached a confidential settlement with the remaining defendants in the lawsuit, sources told HarrisMartin


Former Press Operator Claims Exposure to Benzene Caused Leukemia

The claims of a former press operator who alleges exposure to benzene caused his acute myeloid leukemia were removed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on Oct. 13


Defendants Say Discovery Responses Reflect 'Changing Times of Post-<i>Mangialardi</i> World'

Several defendants named in a Mississippi benzene action have filed a motion to compel discovery, saying the state's recent rulings on mass joinder preclude the plaintiffs from proceeding with the limited discovery responses they provided


Court Rules Benzene Warning Adequately Displayed on Back Panel of Product

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York has awarded summary judgment to a distributor of a benzene-containing product, finding that warnings do not need to be displayed on the product's principal display panel to satisfy Federal Hazar


Court Denies Motion to Amend Notice of Removal

A federal court has denied a defense motion to amend their notice of removal, finding that because the court had previously determined that it did not have jurisdiction over the claims, the motion is moot


Benzene Lawsuits Coordinated for Discovery; Cases to be Tried Separately

Discovery in more than ten benzene cases recently filed in Delaware has been coordinated, sources told HarrisMartin


Issue #8, October 2005

Liquid Wrench and Benzene Exposure


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