Texas Judge Extends Deadline for Specific Causation Expert Reports

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HOUSTON -- A Texas federal judge has rejected defense objections to a modification in expert report deadlines, allowing benzene plaintiffs until April 1 to file expert reports for specific causation experts, according to a recent order. Davis, et al. v. Shell Oil Co., et al., No. 09-384 (S.D. Texas).

According to a Feb. 10 order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, discovery is now on schedule to be completed in the benzene case by July 19.

The underlying suit was brought on behalf of William Gary Davis, who allegedly was exposed to benzene …


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