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 #14, April 2006

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

Miss. Defendants Say Sibling Plaintiffs Precluded From Bringing Claims

Defendants in a Mississippi benzene action have filed a summary judgment motion, claiming that because the decedent had children

Proposed Alabama Legislation Tackles Statute of Limitations in Tort Claims

An Alabama senator has introduced legislation that would change statute of limitations laws, which currently allow

Plaintiffs Point to Recent Orders in Support of Their Remand Motion

Plaintiffs in a benzene lawsuit have filed a supplemental motion to remand, pointing to two recent decisions in which federal courts determined

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