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.
SEARCH THE ARCHIVES
Issue #8, October 2005
A defendant in a benzene action has opposed the plaintiffs' attempts to receive a preferential trial setting, arguing that the plaintiffs have not sufficiently proved that one of the plaintiffs has a substantial interest in the case
An Illinois couple have filed a benzene complaint contending that more than 150 defendants are liable for a mason worker's acute myelogenous leukemia
Calling the issues of the dispute ''straightforward,'' a benzene plaintiff has filed a brief in support of his motion seeking production of documents from Chevron
Recent Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have delayed progress in several benzene lawsuits pending in Mississippi and Texas
Parties involved in a benzene lawsuit reached a confidential settlement shortly after a jury awarded $13.3 in compensatory damages to a plaintiff who developed myelodysplastic syndrome after exposure to benzene, sources told HarrisMartin...
Issue #7, September 2005
A plaintiff who claims that exposure to benzene caused his acute myelogenous leukemia has moved to remand his case to state court, arguing that they are not preempted by the Federal Hazardous Substances Act
A former painter has defended the fraudulent concealment claims in his amended complaint, saying that because the defendant was required by state regulations to disclose possible toxic hazards, fraudulent concealment claims are viable
A benzene plaintiff has asked the court overseeing his claims to compel his former employer to produce readable documents relating to products shipped on the railroad cars the plaintiff worked on