1st Circuit Establishes Briefing Deadlines in Causation Appeal

  • Briefing Notice
  • District Court Order

BOSTON -- The plaintiffs appealing a decision that dismissed their benzene claims have until Feb. 22 to file their appellant brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, according to a briefing notice. Milward v. Acuity Specialty Products Group Inc., et al., No. 09-2270 (1st Cir.).

The briefing notice was entered Jan. 11 in the 1st Circuit, which is poised to weigh in on whether a federal court erred when opining that general causation in a benzene case was "at best a plausible hypothesis."

In July, the district court granted defense objections to the testimony of Brian …


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