Indiana Court Dismisses Benzene Claims, Cites Insufficient Expert Reports

  • Opinion

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- An Indiana federal court has granted a motion for summary judgment in a benzene case, finding that the expert reports on which the claims were premised was "perfunctory, lacking in substance and notably unprofessional in form and organization." Aurand v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., No. 08-398; Gilliland v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., No. 08-480; Lipp v. Norfolk Southern Railway Co., No. 08-485 (N.D. Ind.).

In the July 18 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana found that Richard Lipsey, Ph.D., had not supported his conclusions relating to both general and specific causation …


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