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 #11, January 2006

Plaintiffs Claim Defendants Misinterpreted Preemption Arguments

Plaintiffs in a benzene lawsuit have reasserted their arguments for remand, stating that Radiator Specialty has misinterpreted their arguments against

W. Va. Court Upholds Summary Judgment on Limitations Issue

A West Virginia Appellate Court has affirmed an award of summary judgment to several defendants, finding that the benzene plaintiff

Summary Judgment Motion Calls Benzene Complaint 'Shot in the Dark'

A benzene defendant has filed a summary judgment motion seeking dismissal of the claims asserted against the company

Plumber's Benzene Lawsuit Transferred to Another Federal Court

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has transferred a lawsuit across the state, ruling that the decedent

Complaint Says Defendants Altered and Terminated Benzene Studies

A new complaint asserts that certain defendants deleted information from studies and reports in an effort to conceal the dangers of exposure to benzene

New Complaint Says Benzol Caused Myelodysplastic Syndrome

A New York couple has filed a lawsuit in federal court, contending that the benzene-containing product Benzol has caused myelodysplastic syndrome

Court Calls Complaint 'Transparent,' Denies Motion to Remand

A federal court has retained jurisdiction over a Mississippi couple's benzene claims, finding that the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) is applicable

Missouri Court Denies <i>Writ</i> on Statute of Limitations Issues

A Missouri appellate court has denied a defense <i>writ</i> seeking review of a trial court's decision to deny a summary judgment motion based on

Issue #10, December 2005

Abstracts from the Literature - Benzene December 2005

Radiator Specialty: Case is Preempted by FHSA Regulations

Radiator Specialty Co. removed a Texas couple's benzene-related injury lawsuit, saying their claim was subject to federal matter jurisdiction

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