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HarrisMartin's Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation Report

Articles listed here are from the HarrisMartin's Litigation Watch: Benzene, submitted by Williams Law Office, LLC.

HarrisMartin's Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation
Reports tracking the developments in litigation stemming from exposure to benzene, talc, silica, pesticides and other chemical exposures.


2016

May 12, 2016

Louisiana Appellate Court Denies Chance to Weigh in on Dispute Involving Timeliness of Benzene Claims

February 8, 2016

Parties in Louisiana Benzene Case Involving Liquid Wrench Reach Settlement Agreement


2015

August 6, 2015

Parties in Louisiana Benzene Case Involving Gasoline Reach Settlement Agreement

July 16, 2015

Louisiana Benzene Plaintiffs: Shell Can’t Dispute it Knew Benzene Could Cause Leukemia

July 16, 2015

Parties in Louisiana Case Reach Settlement Agreement of Benzene Claims

May 6, 2015

Pipefitter Allegedly Exposed to Benzene While Working at Shell, Gulf Oil, Dow Chemical Facilities

April 13, 2015

Louisiana Court Denies Defense Efforts to Obtain More Definite Statement in Benzene Case

April 13, 2015

Family of Former Machinist Files Benzene-Related Lawsuit in Louisiana Federal Court

March 18, 2015

La. Court Denies Defense Motion for More Definite Statement in Benzene Case

January 16, 2015

2 More Benzene Lawsuits Filed Alleging Exposure at Louisiana Shell Facilities

January 12, 2015

3 New Benzene Complaints Filed in Louisiana, Assert Exposure at Shell Facilities


2014

October 9, 2014

La. Federal Judge Dismisses Benzene Exposure Action in Light of Parties’ Settlement

August 11, 2014

La. Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment on Issue of Defense Warnings on Benzene Exposure Prior to Late 1970s

May 27, 2014

Louisiana Benzene Plaintiffs Reach Settlement Agreements with Shell Defendants, Valero

May 6, 2014

Former Millwright Files Benzene Complaint, Cites Work With Liquid Wrench

May 5, 2014

Polyurethane Applicator Files Benzene, Toluene Lawsuit in Louisiana Federal Court

March 19, 2014

Louisiana Benzene Plaintiffs Reach Agreement with Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Others

February 25, 2014

New Benzene Lawsuit Filed by Worker Who Transported Gasoline to Commercial Fishing Boats

February 11, 2014

Benzene Parties in Louisiana Reach Settlement Agreement on Eve of Trial

January 17, 2014

New Benzene Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana Asserts Gasoline Exposure Claims


2013

October 24, 2013

Compromise Reached in Benzene Case Asserted by Power Plant Worker

July 12, 2013

Crane and Equipment Operator Files Benzene Lawsuit in Louisiana Federal Court

July 9, 2013

Louisiana Federal Court Orders Benzene Defendant to Produce Insurance Policies

June 26, 2013

Daughter of Former Auto Mechanic Files Lawsuit, Cites Nearly 40 Years of Benzene Exposure

June 12, 2013

New Benzene Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana Alleges Exposure While Performing Construction Jobs

May 17, 2013

Parties Remaining in Louisiana Liquid Wrench Benzene Case Reach Compromise

March 29, 2013

Louisiana Benzene Case Scheduled for April Trial Settles; Case Involved Allegations of Gas Station, Refinery Exposure

March 22, 2013

Parties in Louisiana Benzene Case Slated for June Trial Reach Settlement

March 21, 2013

Parties in Multiple Myeloma Benzene Case Reach Settlement Agreement

February 21, 2013

Parties in Louisiana Jones Act Case Involving Gasoline Reach Settlement Agreement

February 7, 2013

La. Plaintiffs Reach Agreement to Settle All Remaining Benzene Claims; Third-Party Defendant Moves to Dismiss


2012

December 7, 2012

Power Plant Worker Files Benzene Case Against Radiator Specialty

November 9, 2012

La. Court Rejects Arguments that Benzene Complaint is TimeBarred

July 30, 2012

Louisiana Case Involving Claims of Tank Cleaner Settles

March 22, 2012

La. Oil Field Worker Sues Shell, Texaco, Alleging Benzene Exposure

March 14, 2012

Parties in Benzene Exposure Case Agree to Settle; Case Dismissed

January 30, 2012

Widow of Former Aluminum Worker Files Benzene Complaint in Federal Court


2011

December 1, 2011

La. Judge Rejects Defense Motion to Dismiss, Finds Complaint Properly Pled

November 16, 2011

Louisiana Benzene Case Settles Weeks Before Trial

November 7, 2011

Former Millwright Says Multiple Myeloma Caused by Benzene Exposure

August 12, 2011

New Benzene Lawsuit Involves Alleged Refinery, Gas Station and Household Exposures

July 28, 2011

Plaintiff Says Radiator Specialty Can't Prove Product Wasn't Unreasonably Dangerous

June 17, 2011

Contract Worker Files Benzene Complaint in Federal Court

June 6, 2011

Federal Court Issues Split Ruling in Benzene Preemption Dispute

May 26, 2011

Remaining Parties in Louisiana Action Reach Settlement Agreement

April 28, 2011

Widow of Former Shell Worker Files Benzene Lawsuit in Louisiana

April 12, 2011

New Benzene Complaint Names More than 15 Vehicle Maintenance Products

March 30, 2011

La. Federal Court Denies 3M Motion to Dismiss

February 25, 2011

Benzene Defendant's Efforts to Have Court Rehear Jurisdiction Dispute Are Denied

February 25, 2011

Parties in Louisiana Reach Settlement Agreement 1 Week Before Trial

January 19, 2011

Former Tank Cleaner Says Work with Benzene Led to Multiple Myeloma Development



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