Calif. Court Awards Summary Judgment in Brain Cancer Petroleum Solvent Case



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LOS ANGELES -- A California court has awarded summary judgment to three defendants in a brain cancer case, finding that an expert testifying on behalf of the plaintiffs did not provide a sufficient basis for his challenge to a 1989 IARC study. Canino, et al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., et al., No. NC038086 (Calif. Super. Ct., Los Angeles Cty.).

In the Dec. 1 decision, the California Superior Court for Los Angeles County said that summary judgment was appropriate because the plaintiffs had failed to refute defense expert testimony that challenged the use of literature linking benzene exposure to the development …






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