Kentucky Federal Court Grants Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss Benzene Case
December 22, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal court in Kentucky has granted a plaintiff motion to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit, which had argued that a former chemistry professor's exposure to benzene caused him to develop acute myeloid leukemia. Jeffries, et al. v. Thermo Fisher Scientific, No. 07-192 (W.D. Ky.).
In a one-page order entered Nov. 30, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky noted that the dismissal was with prejudice.
The underlying lawsuit was asserted by Wanda Jeffries on behalf of the estate of her late husband, Thomas V. Jeffries, contending that while teaching, he came into regular …